Religion and Labor Symposium

April 10, 2015

Syracuse University


10:30am – 6:30pm

April 11, 2015

Le Moyne College


9:00am – 1:00pm



Moral Vision for/from the Grassroots

Bringing together scholars of religious ethics with grassroots labor organizers to explore the moral resources for faith-based labor activism and labor justice.  This symposium aims to stimulate scholar interest in questions of labor, foster dialogue between scholars and labor leaders; and showcase the importance of religion for labor studies.  (Click here to see program) 



·  Karen Anderson, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church, Rochester, NY

·  Janel Bailey, National Organizer, Interfaith Worker Justice

·  Sarah Niccoli, Executive Director of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State

· Gerald Beyer, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Villanova University

· Gary DorrienReinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary

· Melissa Snarr, Associate Professor of Ethics and Society and Associate Dean, Vanderbilt University

· Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology, Southern Methodist University

· Ken Estey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College

· Jon Malesic, Associate Professor of Theology, King’s College, PA

· Jennifer Leath, Visiting Lecturer in Women’s Studies and Religious Ethics, Harvard Divinity School

· Heath Carter, Assistant Professor of History, Valparaiso University

· Stephan van Erp, Associate Professor of  Fundamental Theology, KU – Leuven, Belgium

· Jung Mo Sung, Professor of Religious Studies, Methodist University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

· Inese Radzins, Assistant Professor of Theology, Pacific School of Religion / Graduate Theological Union

· Jeremy Posadas, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Austin College

· David L. Gregory, Dorothy Day Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Center for Labor and    Employment Law, St. John's University

· Janis Lee Thiessen, Assistant Professor of History, University of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Committee on Labour History


Registration is free.  To Register  Click here



Syracuse University: Religion Department, Labor Studies Program,


Le Moyne College: McDevitt Center for Innovation & CreativityDepartment of Religious Studies, Lecture Committee