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Christian Progressives Make a Difference!

Religious organizations are among working people's most important allies.

The Christian Progressive Alliance launched their web site at Jobs with Justice has a long history of cooperating with this alliance as well as other progressive religious organizations. The Interfaith Center for Worker Justice in Chicago works closely with the AFL-CIO. One of their programs, "Labor in the Pulpit" has been a regular annual activity for North Texas Jobs with Justice for many years. In this program, we urge religious institutions to remember organized labor during their services on the weekend before Labor Day.

Ordinarily, union people will say a few words in their own places of worship. In addition, Jobs with Justice tries to find speakers for groups that request them. In 2007, Rossia Avery of the National Nurses' Organizing Committee spoke at St Luke's Methodist Church on Hiway 30. Brother Robert Mason reported that Sister Avery made a stunning presentation.

Ray Jordan, of SMU recently invited progressive activists to an event that questions what has recently been known as Christian thinking:

Invitation to Religion & Empire Program at SMU Perkins October 4

You are invited to be part of a discussion on politics, faith and the future of globalization at Perkins School of Theology's Religion and Empire, October 4, on the SMU campus. Dr. Ulrich Duchrow, professor of Systematic Theology at Germany's University of Heidelberg, will join scholars from SMU and from throughout the southwest for an evening lecture and afternoon symposium, both of which are offered free of charge. A flyer is attached for your information. Please feel free to post the flyer and forward this email to interested colleagues.

Duchrow, co-founder of Kairos Europa, an ecumenical grassroots network that works on issues of economic justice, will speak on Faith Communities and Empire: Global Hope and Western Challenge at 7 p.m. in Perkins Chapel.

He will join Perkins' Professor of Systematic Theology Joerg Rieger, the event's organizer, and eight other scholars from SMU, Baylor, Phillips Theological, Brite Divinity, Princeton Theological and TCU for an academic symposium on Religion and Empire from 4 to 6 p.m. in the parlor of Kirby Hall on the SMU Perkins campus.

For more information persons may call 1-888-THEOLOGY or visit

Ray JordanSOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITYOffice of the Chaplain,University MinistriesOffice of Continuing Ed,Perkins School of Theology Dallas, Texas214-768-4504

Dr Duchrow has also been invited to the guest on KNON's "Workers Beat:" talk show, 8:05-9AM Wednesday, October 3. Tune to 89.3 FM or and call in your questions at 972-647-1893.

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