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Church Leaders and Advocates Gather to Pray and Advocate for Kentucky Workers

January 09, 2017
The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting a Prayer in Action Day focused on workers’ rights at the State Capitol Annex this Tuesday, January 10th, 9:30 am. Following last week’s General Assembly actions, those gathered will offer prayers of lament and intercession, and learn about the issues and ways to advocate for just treatment of Kentucky’s workforce.

The sacred texts of Christians, Jews and Muslims state that workers should be paid fairly (Deuteronomy 24, Quran 4:32). The New Testament book of James warns that God is aware of the mistreatment of workers.  Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.” (James 5:4)
 
“Although the General Assembly has taken quick action to pass Right to Work, eliminate prevailing wage, and cripple unions’ ability to serve their membership, there are still ways we can advocate for justice,” stated Executive Director Rev. Dr. Peggy Hinds. “Many working families in Kentucky are struggling to make ends meet, and they need our elected officials to pass legislation that protects and provides for them.”
 
The Kentucky Council of Churches is a nonprofit Christian organization of eleven of denominations. The membership includes Protestant and Roman Catholic congregations. The Council works with other state advocacy groups and coalitions on issues, and many of them have committed to support the Prayer in Action Days.
 
All Prayer in Action events are interfaith and open to the public. For more information contact the Kentucky Council of Churches at KCC@kycouncilofchurches.org, 859-269-7715, or visit our website: www.kycouncilofchurches.org.
 


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