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All you that labor : religion and ethics in the living wage movement

Author: C Melissa Snarr
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
Series: Religion and social transformation
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the early 1990s, a grassroots coalition of churches in Baltimore, Maryland helped launch what would become a national movement. Joining forces with labor and low-wage worker organizations, they passed the first municipal living wage ordinance. Since then, over 144 municipalities and counties as well as numerous universities and local businesses in the United States have enacted such ordinances. Although religious  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Melissa Snarr
ISBN: 9780814741122 0814741126 9780814783894 0814783899
OCLC Number: 1131512585
Description: xii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: U.S. poverties and religious resources : movement context --
Living wages : religious ideology and framing for moral agency --
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me" : bridge building and political engagement in racialized economies --
"Your daughters will prophesy" : women's labor in the movement --
"Where two or three are gathered" : ritualizing moral agency --
Conclusion : "Come, walk with us, the journey is long."
Series Title: Religion and social transformation
Responsibility: C. Melissa Snarr.


Analyses the work of recent American church coalitions that support and campaign for low wage workers.  Read more...


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This superb book is a model of social justice scholarship, reflecting C. Melissa Snarr's longtime activism in the living wage movement and her astute sociological and social ethical understanding of Read more...

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