We achieve our mission through:

Faith-Rooted Organizing

Moral Authority
Bringing together a broad spectrum of religious leaders to stand with low wage workers utilizing the tools of stories and symbols to communicate the human and moral impact of injustice and the vision of a better world.

Inspiration and Support
Low wage workers fighting for justice risk employer retaliation. Religious leaders and congregations act as “chaplains on the field of the battle for justice”, using ancient resources to inspire workers to sustain the struggle.  Faith leaders also inspire corporate and political leaders to make decisions for the common good.

Network of Care
Through congregations, a wide variety of people join in providing a network of care, advocacy and support for workers engaged in the struggle. In the process, moral dialogue occurs, relationships of intimate solidarity are built, hearts and minds are changed and uninvolved individuals become community activists.

Building Bridges
Different ethnic and cultural communities find common sacred ground in contributing the resources of their faith traditions towards a common vision. The Interfaith Council brings Evangelicals, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Mainstream Protestants, Hindus and Buddhists of all races together around their shared concern about the crisis of working poverty and their joint commitment to economic justice.
Learn about The Interfaith Council’s recent accomplishments and current efforts to support workers’ struggles for justice.

Education and Networking

Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar
Every September, workers speak to Silicon Valley congregations about the connection between their struggles and the values of faith traditions and how people of faith can help make our local economy just.
The 2006 program gathered over 13,000 pledges of support from 30 congregations for hotel workers who face inhumane workloads, intimidation and unaffordable health care. Learn more about last year’s success
Contact us about getting your congregation involved for next year

The Faith in Action Training Series
This six-week course looks at the theology of social justice from many different faith traditions while also exploring new ways for clergy and laity to become active in current policy and community organizing work.
Learn more about the next Faith in Action Training Series
Learn more about past Faith in Action Training Series

Interfaith Roundtables
Through speakers and discussion, these forums bring together diverse people of faith to explore key community concerns and how to make the connection between our faith and issues of social justice.

Emergency Support Network
Through congregations, a wide variety of people join in providing a network of care, advocacy and support for workers engaged in the struggle. In the process, moral dialogue occurs, relationships of intimate solidarity are built, hearts and minds are changed and uninvolved individuals become community activists.

Collaboration with Others

Where other organizations are supporting low wage workers in their struggles for dignity and justice, the Interfaith Council often reaches out to offer a voice of moral conscience and ministry of presence to those in need.
Learn about our statewide collaborations

CONTACT INFORMATION Working Partnerships USA
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