Class & Religion


“Social Class and Religion”
by Stephanie Y. Mitchem from Cross Currents Magazine, Fall 2005

“The Impact of The American Dream On Evangelical Ethics”
by Wyndy Corbin from Cross Currents Magazine, Fall 2005

Organizational Links

Call to Renewal/Sojourners
A faith-based movement to overcome poverty

Interfaith Worker Justice
National organization with chapters all over the country supporting the struggles of workers 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. 4th Floor Chicago, IL. 60660 (773) 728-8400

Network of Spiritual Progressives
A new network for economic and social justice

Tikkun Magazine and Community
Leading Jewish organization working on economic justice

UU Class Conversations
UU Class Conversations helps members of congregations and UU organizations explore class and classism through a Unitarian Universalist lens.

Books on Religion, Class, Politics and Economic Justice

Adams, Maurianne, editor, et. al. Reading for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Heterosexism, Classism, and Ableism. Routledge, 2000.

Adams, Maurianne, editor, et. al. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. Routledge, 1997.

Campbell, Will. Brother to a Dragonfly. Continuum Publishing, 2000. (Originally published in 1975)

A moving memoir about ministering to the white working class members of the KKK during the civil rights movement and confronting issues of classism.

Kammer, Fred, S.J. Doing Faith Justice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought. New York: Paulist Press, 1991.

(Revised, 2004)

Lerner, Michael. The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right. Harper Collins, 2006.

Myers, Ched. The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics. Washington D.C.: Church of the Savior, 2001.

Rogers, Mary Beth. Cold Anger: A Story of Faith and Power Politics. University of North Texas Press, 1990.

Thandeka. Learning to Be White: Money, Race and God in America. Continuum Publishing International, 2000.

Examines issues of race and neglected issue of class within religious life in the U.S. by an African-American theologian.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Economic Justice for All. Washington D.C. United States Catholic Conference, Tenth Anniversary Edition, 1996.

Wallis, Jim.Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 2005.