Who is in the network?
The Faith Advocates for Jobs (FAJ) network is made up of congregations working to support the unemployed and end the jobs crisis.
What does the network do?
Member congregations address unemployment in various ways. Some form jobs clubs and offer resume-writing services. Others educate and advocate for job-creating legislation and laws to support the unemployed at the local, state and national level. All commit to supporting unemployed workers in prayer and action. Visit the Faith Advocates for Jobs website to learn more.
“We commit ourselves to pray unceasingly until justice is done, until every person in our blessed land who wants and needs a job, a good job, receives a good job. It is long past time to end the suffering for so many Americans.”
The Rev. Paul Sherry, Coordinator of the Faith Advocates for Jobs Campaign, speaking at a prayer vigil for the American Jobs Act in Washington, D.C.
Why join the network?
Every religious tradition teaches that work is a sacred act, that when we labor we are "God's hands" on earth. Unemployment is both a spiritual crisis and a justice issue. Congregations in the FAJ network get tools to respond to the jobs crisis. Monthly conference calls connect you to what others are doing, keep you up-to-date on the jobs crisis and alert you to important legislation and issues affecting the unemployed -> Learn more