Religion and Labor: Beyond Charity and Advocacy to Deep Solidarity
A presentation by Dr. Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Rieger
– Efforts to bring together religion & labor often remain on the surface, focusing on the short-term results. In order to organize communities for political action long term, we need to dig deeper and rethink both religion and labor. In this presentation, Joerg and Rosemarie Rieger will demonstrate how new energy for political action is tied to new visions of religion and labor.
– Joerg Rieger is Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. He engages issues of religion and power both practically and theoretically. Among his books are “Religion, Theology, and Class” (2013), “Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude” (2012), and “No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future” (2009).
– Rosemarie Rieger is an organizer with North Texas Jobs with Justice. Her previous lives were spent as a molecular biologist, a Montessori teacher and home educator. She also heads the Community Engagement Committee 0f the Dallas American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
– Reception at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 6pm
– RSVP at antiochla.edu/RSVP