Join United Church of Christ General Minister and President Rev. John Dorhauer, author and public theologian Brian McLaren, and 30+ clergy in a National Day of Fasting and Witness on January 18, 2018!
On January 18, 2018, faith leaders from around the country will join together for National Day of Fasting and Witness in protest of Wendy’s executives’ ongoing refusal to join the Fair Food Program.
The fast will take place on the 20th anniversary of the breaking of the 30-day hunger strike undertaken by six workers in 1998, when the Coalition of Immokalee Workers was calling for a dialogue with growers to end poverty and violence in the fields. The hunger strike was finally broken when former President Jimmy Carter and Bishop John Nevins of the Catholic Diocese of Venice intervened, and called upon people to join with farmworkers to bring justice to U.S. agriculture.
Nearly three dozen clergy from Florida to Indiana to California have already answered this January call to fasting and direct action at Wendy’s, including United Church of Christ General Minister and President John Dorhauer and author and public theologian Brian McLaren.
- Learn more about why the UCC has joined the Coalition of Immokolee Workers in their Wendy's Boycott
- Head over to the Alliance for Fair Food's website to read the full call to action
- And, if you are a faith leader who wants to be a part of new era of justice and fairness in our nation’s agricultural industry, sign up to participate today!