Interfaith Worker Justice

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is an American network of 37 local committees working together to promote the welfare of workers. The group unites faith-based organizations with labor unions and other representatives of workers. Religious principles inform IWJ’s approach to economic justice, and lessons are drawn from religious scriptures to show that “Work is sacred. Workers should be treated with dignity and respect. Workers should be paid fairly and on time—Community members should take care of one another—Leaders should be elected who are honest and have good standing in the community.” Consequently, it is necessary for those with faith to have an interest in economic justice and to act to maintain work standards and improve living standards.

The organization was called the National Interfaith Committee for Worker ...

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