3) Farmworkers, LowWage Jobs, and Living into a New Economy
Farmworkers, Lowwage Jobs, and Living into a New Economy
reveals the working and livingconditions endured by farmworkers in Canada and the United States. It tells the story of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organization of tomato pickers living in Immokalee, Florida, and the successesthey and their allies have achieved in struggles with Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Burger King.
View the video “The Battle Fields” (28 minutes)
Farmworkers Workshop Module
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4) Environmental Justice and Human Rights
Environmental Justice and Human Rights
are both at grave risk in the Peruvian lead mining town of LaOroya. A privately held U.S. firm continues to profit from operations that have contaminated people andthe land. This tragedy demonstrates how the pursuit of profit can lead to ecological degradation/damage.We see how people and organizations can join forces through coalitions to support the struggles of localcommunities See the prophetic force in Jesus’ parable of the talents when illuminated by this ray of darkness (not sure what you mean by “ray of darkness” – best to stay away from light and dark imagerythat associates light with good and dark with bad.
View the video “La Oroya: Hot Metal Air”
Environmental Justice Workshop Module
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5) Faithful Purchasing and the Global Sweatshop Economy
Faithful Purchasing and the Global Sweatshop Economy
exposes the harsh reality of the globalproduction line. While workers in many countries around the world, including the United States andCanada, work under brutal conditions, consumers and people of faith have joined their struggle to endsweatshops.
View the video
“Sweatfree Communities: Make Your Community Sweatfree” (9:45minutes)
Sweatshop Workshop Module
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What is the Covenanting for Justice (CFJ) movement?
The CFJ movement is a worldwide movement of churches actively working against globaleconomic and ecological injustice and for communities that sustain fullness of life for all.Initiated in the mid1990s by member churches of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches(WARC), the CFJ movement is importantly guided by the
is a statement of faith adopted by WARC’s 24
General Council in Accra, Ghana, in2004 that calls churches and society to work for transformative change in the current global2