Bread and Roses – January 29, 2012

Posted on Jan 29, 2012 in Sermon Archive | Comments Off on Bread and Roses – January 29, 2012

This week’s worship service, led by Rev. Lilli Nye, honors the 100th anniversary of the Lawrence Textile Strike, also known as the “Bread and Roses Strike” or the “Three Loaves Strike” (in reference to the amount of bread each family would lose from their already-meager rations if the threatened pay reduction went into effect). As a successful strike carried out by immigrant, mainly female, and ethnically diverse workers, it carries forward our “David & Goliath” theme. We’ll consider some of the historic struggles of the American labor movement and how similar challenges manifest today.
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