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 hard work and are heavy encumbered, 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 might develop into a countrywide move. becoming a member of forces with hard work and low-wage employee agencies, they handed the 1st municipal residing salary ordinance. for the reason that then, over a hundred and forty four municipalities and counties in addition to a number of universities and native companies within the usa have enacted such ordinances.

Although spiritual folks and agencies were vital either within the origins of the residing salary stream and in its carrying on with luck, they can be neglected or less than analyzed. Drawing on player remark in a number of towns, All You That Labor analyzes and evaluates the contributions of non secular activists to the flow. The e-book explores the methods non secular agencies do that paintings in live performance with low-wage staff, the demanding situations non secular activists face, and the way humans of religion could larger nurture ethical service provider in terms of the political economic system. eventually, C. Melissa Snarr offers readability on the right way to proceed to domesticate, renew, and extend spiritual assets devoted to the ethical supplier of low-wage staff and their allies.

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