Clothed in Glory: Fashion, Faith, and Social Justice
The choices we make about our clothes, and the choices we make to seek justice, are spiritual disciplines that are deeply intertwined. Clothed in Glory: Fashion, Faith, and Social Justice is a space to think critically about and engage in fashion and advocacy as a way to live out our faith.
Why did people wear Sunday Best and denim during the civil rights movement? What was the role of pockets during the women’s suffrage movement? Why does the image of a red dress hold such power for those advocating for missing and murdered Indigenous women? Why do faith leaders wear clergy collars and stoles during marches and protests? Why did Mexican and chicane women and nonbinary people wear zoot suits in the 1940’s? Join us each month to learn about the ways fashion strengthens social justice movements.
We invite you to clothe yourself in glory this year and advocate with us for a world where women and all people are given equal respect, opportunity, and protection; a sustainable world that pursues climate justice; and a world where the rights of all workers are protected.
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Tell your Senators: Support the Equal Rights Amendment
Gender equality before the law is overdue. Women and gender minorities in the U.S. today still face economic inequity, pregnancy discrimination, gender-based violence, sexual harassment, and other forms of systemic gender injustices. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) will ensure the U.S. Constitution protects people from discrimination on the basis of their sex. Let us put our faith into action to make the ERA the law of the land. Ask your senators to support the ERA by voting to remove the ERA deadline.
Our clothes are deeply intertwined with issues of gender, capitalism, climate change, labor rights, and faith.
Honoring the labor, expertise, and material resources used to make clothes is an essential way to honor God.
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