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Religious Diversity is Increasing at the Office, and So Are Pitfalls
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse and that is raising concerns about employer accommodations for believers — and increasing the odds for uncomfortable ...

Is Work a Punishment From God?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

On the first Monday of September, America honors working stiffs by taking a paid day off. But does Labor Day celebrate an enterprise that God intended to be a punishment? On the f ...

A Labor Day Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

In their annual Labor Day statement, the U.S. Catholic bishops call for “national economic renewal that places working people and their families at the center of economic life.” Issued by Bishop Stephen Blaire ...

A Labor Day Reading, Listening, Watching List
Originally Posted: 09/01/2014 - 7:44am | Type: Blog

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite pro-labor, pro-union resources for really celebrating Labor Day.(Please add your own favorites in the comments!) I make no sec ...

The Sanctity of Labor and the Challenges Before Us
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the U.S. and Canada celebrated Labor Day, a day honoring workers. What does it mean to honor workers at a time of high unemployment, job insecurity, and the threat of lay-offs? ...

A Faith-Full Labor Day Weekend
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Socrates famously said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates famously said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Sometimes I wonder if the church that f ...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Game Over For the Climate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We need you. We need you. In late August -- from the 20th to Labor Day weekend -- some of us are mounting what may turn into the largest-scale use of civil disobedience yet around ...

Labor Day Weekend Ironies: What Do Child Labor and S'mores Have in Common?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Last Monday, our family, like millions of other Americans, sat in holiday weekend traffic to get back home after an extra day away. Last Monday, our family, like millions of other ...

Labor Sunday: What Can We Do to Honor Workers?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>To work is to pray.</p> <p>It's a Latin phrase that the Order of St. Benedict adopted as its motto.</p> <p>St. Benedict, the founder of the order, recognized the sacred va ...

Putting Some Labor Back in Labor Day Weekend Services
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Labor Day weekend is often a slow time for congregations. Members are attending family gatherings. Parents are getting children ready for school. Labor Day weekend is often a slow ...