Religion and Activism…in Wisconsin
by Shubha Bala, associate producer
Religious leaders have been joining the march against the Wisconsin government. Catholic, Episcopalian, ELCA, and Jewish voices were amongst those who have reached out to their congregations, and the governor, publicly stating their support for the workers. In her opinion piece for Religion Dispatches, Kim Bobo, the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, writes about these phenomena:
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"Not all religious leaders are strong supporters of unions, but none believe workers rights should be decimated. This is what religion looks like."