Continued high rates of unemployment have spurred many congregations, including Catholic parishes, to organize support for the emotional and material needs of workers. Chicago-based Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), of which Bishop Gabino Zavala is president of the board of directors, is a national leader in organizing such groups. Learn what IWJ and two Catholic parishes are doing on this critical issue and what steps parishes can take to support those affected by unemployment.
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