Working people, I mean people who go to work every day and earn an hourly wage, aren't doing too well in America today.
Our major focus here in inner city Dallas connects us with hard working people who don't earn enough to make life work for themselves and their families.
Unfortunately, their number is growing and, if our numbers are any indication, growing rapidly. Over the past four plus years we have seen the need grow in a sadly amazing manner.
When a friend sent me information about PurpleOcean.org, I discovered interesting ideas and actions!
PurpleOcean.org is aligned with the Service Employees International Union, a collective of 1.8 million families who form a large chunk of the service sector in this country. Nurses, custodians, librarians, child care workers, restaurant employees and many other laborers make up the growing membership.
As you might expect, PurpleOcean.org works hard on issues relating to economic justice, labor and fair wages. Important issues among my friends here in Dallas.
Check it out. You will be challenged, even if you don't agree with everything!
Labor and justice--issues of the spirit, matters of faith to me. Let me know what you think.
Meditation from the New Testament--the words of the brother of Jesus: James 5:1-6
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