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Why He Got Arrested: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Walmart, and Justice in the City.

  CLUE-LA Board Member Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen reflected on his decision to face arrest in support of striking Walmart workers before his civil disobedience on November 7th. Following his night at Parker Center, Rabbi Dr. Cohen wrote on his experience again: “My decision to risk arrest was a decision to stand at the nexus

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AWAKEN, SLEEPERS! Walmart and Nonviolent Resistance

    “Awaken, sleepers from your slumber … search your actions and repent and remember your Maker.” – Maimonides. Walmart’s commitment to poverty wages, reckless disregard for neighbors, and active subversion of civil society in the United States and abroad mark it as a true reflection of the principalities and powers that people of faith

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Hot Streets, Warm Hearts: Disobedience and Discipleship

Bro. Thomas Carey, Vicar of the Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, faced arrest on September 5 in support of 60 Walmart workers who’d been illegally fired or disciplined for striking. Bro. Carey was one of the last three arrestees released that night. He submitted some words reflection on the action and how his

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Stand with the Walmart 60

Published on September 3, 2013 in Events, Walmart

Americans believe in speaking up when something’s wrong—and the freedom to act together to make things right. But when Walmart workers came together to protest Walmart’s attempt to silence workers, Walmart responded by firing and disciplining more than 60 workers. It’s wrong for Walmart, America’s biggest company, to punish workers for exercising our legally protected

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Labor in the Pulpit 2013

Published on August 26, 2013 in Events

Dear Friends, While we’re not doing thirty Labor in the Pulpit events this year, we’ve got a great program planned for you this weekend. Please look below for this year’s LITP schedule: Sunday, September 1: West LA: Culver-Palms United Methodist Church (4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230) 12-2pm Contact: Rabbi Jonathan Klein, jklein@cluela.org  

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Giants of Justice Wrap-up: Call to Action & Celebrate Our Metro Victory

We hope you enjoyed Giants of Justice 2012 Another Congratulations to our honorees..     Dear Friend: Thank you for attending our 2012 Giants of Justice Breakfast–our biggest, most successful event yet!  Surely you enjoyed paying tribute to amazing honorees, hearing world-renowned speakers, and sharing a vision for justice in our city.   From picket lines

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Accepting Applications for our SUMMER INTERNSHIP!

    Apply now!! The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be filled accordingly. All internships will be filled by May 1st. o   Online application here: www.bit.ly/YoungReligiousLeaders o   Resume and references to broberts@cluela.org    

 
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2012 Giants of Justice, May 24th

Unite with us to honor the 2012 Giants of Justice and to “Occupy Our Faiths”. For more information contact Andy at (213) 481-3740 ext. 107 Register here!          

 
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Clergy Delegation joins Toll Truckers in Talks with Management

Toll Trucking drivers took a courageous and noteworthy step last Monday in their struggle for justice and respect.  After much hard work from our partner, the Coalition of Clean and Safe Ports, and several CLUE-LA delegations over the past few months, clergy accompanied workers to file a petition for a union election. The petition comes

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Building a Just Sukkah at Occupy-LA

Jewish activism emphasizes a tradition of creating a “community of obligation”. An important part of city living is providing hospitality and care, but not merely through charity. We strive to meet everyone’s basic needs with dignity. Rabbi Jonathan Klein of CLUE-LA organized several Jewish leaders to build a Sukkah and thereby ensure that the Jewish

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