While News May Be Bleak, Don’t Despair

While News May Be Bleak, Don’t Despair

Kindred, the news is bleak. For we live in the valley of the shadow, when: The stock market reaches record-breaking levels amid near record-breaking rates of unemployment 1% of U.S. citizens control $30 trillion of assets, while the bottom half is saddled with more...
2 Key Challenges Face Worldwide Labor Force

2 Key Challenges Face Worldwide Labor Force

Underutilization and inequality are two key challenges facing laborers around the world, according to an International Labour Organization (ILO) report published Jan. 20. An estimated 13% of the world’s labor force (470 million) is underutilized; this is more than...

In Different Ways, We All Long for Freedom

What links: famine in Somalia, youth unemployment, and slavery in the British town of Leighton Buzzard? No, this is not part of the Round Britain Quiz. These are three issues that have been featured in the news recently. Indeed, they have no causal link that I know...

Honoring the Sabbath When You’re Out of Work

“Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. The seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God, you shall do no work that day” (Exodus 20:8-10). How many times have you sat during a service only to hear some minister...

U.K. Churches Warn Government on Forced Employment

EDINBURGH, Scotland (RNS/ENInews) British churches have criticized a government plan to remove unemployment benefits from people who refuse to accept jobs offered by labor officers. “There is a serious danger that people living in poverty will be stigmatized by...