At a time when faith and labor need to rediscover the impact they can have working together for the sake of the working people, the St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) are sponsoring a seminar for labor and faith leaders called, “A Renaissance of Relationship: The Connection, Disconnection and Reconnection of Faith and Labor Groups” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at UMSL.
Participants will be invited to share their perspectives on how both groups can work together to benefit workers.
Rev. Clete Kiley, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, will be the guest speaker.
TRAINING A NEW GENERATION
Rev. Kiley is leading a project to train a new generation of Catholic Labor priests. More than 70 priests have already been trained as part of this network.
Rev. Kiley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center to Protect Workers Rights (CPWR) Center for Construction Research for the Building Trades, director of immigration policy for UNITE HERE and a trustee of UNITE HERE Health.
Rev. Kiley previously served with the Faith & Politics Institute where he hosted an annual program for members of Congress and members of the labor and business communities to reflect on the lives and issues of importance to America’s working people, oversaw the development of a dialogue group for over 35 Senate chiefs of staff and conducted weekly reflection groups for members of Congress.
PLAN TO ATTEND
If you plan to attend, RSVP by emailing Rev. Rudy Pulido, the St. Louis Labor Council’s liaison to the faith community at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-368-0441.