Please join us at Holman United Methodist Church (3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90018) on Tuesday, February 25th, from 11:00am-1:00pm (delicious lunch provided for $15, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
Oxfam published a report this month noting that 85 people in the world have the collective wealth of another 3.5 BILLION people. The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined. 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined.
The reality of a $8.00 an hour minimum wage, under-employment (working an insufficient number of hours), a large service and informal economy, and simply too many low-paying occupations makes CLUE-LA’s work crucial and urgently needed.
Such income inequality challenges most religious traditions’ belief in the inherent worth of all people. This year’s CLUE-LA InGathering will focus on the growing Living Wage Movement, and what our role of people of faith can be in the fight for economic fairness. Fast food workers, hotel workers, public sector workers…all are God’s children, and Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and so many other traditions have ancient roots in lifting up the marginalized, the dispirited, the oppressed.
There is a movement afoot to transform our poverty-wage jobs into jobs that can sustain families. CLUE-LA is at the forefront of this movement, and we hope you will join us to learn how our traditions approach income disparity and what you can do to support the movement!
After you register for the event, you will be taken to an optional page allowing you to pay in advance for the lunch.
Rabbi Jonathan, Pastor Bridie, and the Entire CLUE-LA Staff
February 25, 2014 at 11am – 1pm
Holman United Methodist Church
Pamela Hope · email@example.com
CLUE-LA · 464 Lucas Ave, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States