Growing the Light: Advent & Farmworker Justice

Rising the Gentle: Creation & Farmworker Justice

The season of Creation attracts us right into a time of anticipation and preparation with all who lengthy for launch from oppression. This Creation, the unwavering allies of the Coalition of Immokalee Staff (CIW) are making ready to develop the sunshine of farmworker justice.

This is among the busiest months of harvest within the tomato fields of Immokalee, the place 90 p.c of winter time tomatoes consumed within the U.S. are grown. Farmworkers, employed by growers taking part within the Coalition of Immokalee Staff Truthful Meals Program , can rely on this: assured toilet and water breaks, time clocks, no theft of wages, and a grievance course of to report sexual abuse and any violations of the worker-designed requirements with out retribution. For individuals who work in fields that don’t take part within the Truthful Meals Program, none of those protections are assured.

However the gentle is rising!

Every single day the variety of folks demanding truthful meals grows, led by the voices of farmworkers. By way of the Truthful Meals Program, along with scholar and religion allies, the flame of justice for farmworkers within the tomato fields of Immokalee are being kindled, together with farms throughout seven states.

Your gentle – power, pleasure, and dedication – can be wanted.

Join in the present day to obtain this FREE weekly Creation reflection sequence, written by CIW allies and Pink Letter Christians: Rev. Dr. Cludio Carvalhaes, Rev. Kaji Doua, D.L. Mayfield, and Rev. Brian McLaren.

With calls to motion in solidarity with farmworkers, you possibly can share this sequence along with your congregation or group of religion, and prayerfully take motion to arrange the way in which for the brand new reign of justice born this Christmas season.

Join now for Rising the Gentle: Creation Reflections on Farmworker Justice.

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