Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 2:00pm
TENSE RELATIONS: EXPLORING THE PROBLEMS AND PROMISE OF LABOR AND RELIGION, with BILL FLETCHER JR., VONDA MCDANIEL, REV. CHARLES E. CLARK SR., RABBI SHANA MACKLER, moderated by JOERG RIEGER
Dr. Joerg Rieger was the keynote speaker at the very successful Faith-Labor workshop in February 2019. We’ve had several successes since then, and we want to continue moving forward! We’ve been invited by Joerg to a Vanderbilt University webinar on faith and labor that he is moderating.
Please join if you can, and we will have a follow up meeting from 5:30-7:00 PM on Wednesday August 12 to discuss what we learned from this webinar, how we can apply it to NH and to share ideas generally about what we need to do going forward as a collaboration of faith and labor in NH.
“In this webinar we seek to go deeper into the relationship between religion and labor, exploring historic and contemporary challenges and opportunities between theology, faith communities, and the labor movement. As Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice founder and Vanderbilt Professor of Theology Dr. Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger have explored in their work, Unified We are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities, how faith and labor can be an often-unexplored powerful alliance. So, what are the tensions that have existed between organized workers and organized religion, and where are the promises for potential collaborative action to address the systemic injustices endemic to the current order? Joerg Rieger will moderate a conversation featuring local and national perspectives from theologians, faith and labor leaders.”