Faith Advocates for Jobs

Join Faith Advocates for Jobs. Join the interfaith community in calling for an economy that works for working people. Join in calling Congress to create jobs. Join with other congregations in supporting the unemployed. Join efforts to educate ourselves to be community leaders working for job creation. Join Faith Advocates for Jobs.

The official unemployment rate has fallen to 8.5%, its lowest level in nearly three years, and we are told the economy continues to recover. Nonetheless there are still millions of people who are jobless or working part time when they want and need full-time hours. Addressing the crisis of unemployment and under-employment must continue to be the nation’s priority. But many members of Congress have never seriously addressed the problem of joblessness and too many of our policymakers continue to focus on deficit reduction and tax cuts skewed to benefit the wealthy while ignoring the plight of the unemployed and the underemployed.

The interfaith community has responded to the economic crisis by creating an organization to work for job creation and support the unemployed. Faith Advocates for Jobs is an interfaith organization with three goals:

  • organize a large network of congregations to support the unemployed and their families,
  • advocate for public policy initiatives to address the crisis, and
  • develop educational programs in support of job creation and retention and a restored economy.

More information on Faith Advocates for Jobs’ campaign goals.  

Engage your congregation, association, or conference. Propose joining Faith Advocates for Jobs. Seek and receive a commitment from your congregation, association, or conference to advocate for jobs and support the unemployed. Join the campaign by signing up here

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CONTACT INFO

Ms. Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Economic Justice
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3709
raselle@ucc.org