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All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage by C. Melissa Snarr

By C. Melissa Snarr

“Come to me, all you that exertions and are heavy weighted down, and that i provides you with rest.”Mathew 11:28 (AKJV)

In the early Nineties, a grassroots coalition of church buildings in Baltimore, Maryland helped release what may turn into a countrywide circulate. becoming a member of forces with hard work and low-wage employee businesses, they handed the 1st municipal residing salary ordinance. when you consider that then, over a hundred and forty four municipalities and counties in addition to quite a few universities and native companies within the usa have enacted such ordinances.

Although spiritual individuals and businesses were vital either within the origins of the residing salary circulate and in its carrying on with good fortune, they can be overlooked or lower than analyzed. Drawing on player statement in a number of towns, All You That Labor analyzes and evaluates the contributions of non secular activists to the move. The booklet explores the methods spiritual corporations do that paintings in live performance with low-wage staff, the demanding situations spiritual activists face, and the way humans of religion may possibly greater nurture ethical organisation on the subject of the political financial system. eventually, C. Melissa Snarr offers readability on how you can proceed to domesticate, renew, and extend non secular assets devoted to the ethical service provider of low-wage employees and their allies.

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