Faith and Justice
At WIN, we believe that every person has God-given dignity that must be respected in the workplace. We honor our Creator by seeking justice that enables workers to share in the fruits of their labor.
While our diverse faiths may disagree on some matters, all religions believe in justice for the poor and vulnerable:
“Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you have kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.” – James 5:4
“You must not abuse a needy and destitute laborer, whether a fellow countryman or a stranger in one of the communities of your land. You must pay him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets, for he is needy and urgently depends upon it.” – Deuteronomy 24:14,15
Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him, also said, “I will be the opponent of three types of people on the Day of Judgment,” and he listed one of them as “one who hires a worker, but does not pay him his right wages owed to him after fulfilling his work.” (Bukhari collection)
Labor in the Pulpits
Labor Day is an opportunity for people of faith to remember God's commitment to justice. It is also a chance to reflect on how we can help ensure that workers are treated with dignity in the workplace.
The Labor in the Pulpits program provides worship and study resources for congregations' worship services on Labor Day weekend. See a list of our worship and study resources
Engage Your Congregation
Through WIN's Partnering Congregations program, your congregation can engage in study, prayer, action, and giving that create justice for workers.