SCHEDULE

DAY ONE: “Working Group on Labor and Religion
April 15: 9:00am – 8:30pm
Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100
1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA

9:00 Keynote: Saru Jayraman
9:45 Histories of Labor and Religion
Luis Leon, University of Denver
 “The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez”
Yii-Jan Lin, Pacific School of Religion/Graduate Theological Union
 “Getting Their Due: Patristic and Contemporary Justification of Looting in Times of Crisis.”
10:30 Q&A Discussion
11:00 Religious Ethics of Work, Part I

Jonathan Malesic, Kings College
“Dignity and Work in the Second Machine Age”
Joerg Reiger, SMU Perkins School of Theology
“From Charity and Advocacy to Deep Solidarity”

11:45 Q&A Discussion

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Theories and Theologies of Labor/Work
Jeremy Posadas, Austin College
“The Refusal of Work as a Basis for Christian Theology and Ethics of Work”
Vincent Lloyd, Syracuse University
“Black Theology, Black Labor, Black Marxism”

2:00 Q&A Discussion

2:30 Break

2:45 Religious Ethics of Work, Part II
Melissa Snarr, Vanderbilt Divinity School
 “Wage Against the Machine: Hopes and Temptations of Wage Activism in Advanced Capitalism”
Ilsup Ahn, North Park University
“The Globalization of Labor and the Limits of Sovereignty: Immigration and the Politics of Forgiveness”

3:30 Q&A Discussion

4:00 Working Group Closing Remarks

6:00 Reception at PSR

7:00 2016 Earl Lecture: Annie Leonard

8:00 Question & Answer

 

DAY TWO: “Collaborations on Spirituality and Work”
April 16: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Pacific School of Religion

9:00 Framing of the Day: Jakada Imani

9:35 Report from the Frontlines: Mujeres Unidas y Activas

9:45 Plenary Address: David Korten  “Changing the Narrative”

10:30 BREAK

10:45 Panel: “Excavating our Traditions: The Meaning of Work”
Interfaith panel conversation from three religious traditions sharing stories about the spiritual significance of work/labor gleaned from various their respective traditions.  with Rita Sherma, Director of the Center for Dharma Studies; Ameena Jandali , founding member of Islamic Networks Group and Melissa Prager, Jewish Vocational Services.

11:15 Response: David Vasquez-Levy

11:30 Plenary Reflection

12pm Lunch

1:00 Re-Gather

1:10 Report from the Frontlines (FAME/EBASE)
Update from the presidential campaigns and other movements: Call to Action

1:15 Christin Menzel: “Building a New Kind of Company”

1:30 Collaboration Clusters

2:45 BREAK

3:00 Reports from Small Groups

3:45 Bob King: Importance of Action and Organizing

4:30 Charge for Next Steps: Jakada Imani