Drs Joerg Rieger and Isabel DoCampo, both of the Perkins School of Theology at SMU, are long-time leaders within Jobs with Justice. Rieger appeared on the "Workers Beat" radio program October 19 to talk about his new book and his upcoming seminar in Richardson. Click here for short video. The seminar will take place October 23-24 at the First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. Click here to visit the website to see registration information, bios of the scholars, the seminar schedule, and a reading list of books.
Rieger's newest (of 10) books in publication is "No Rising Tide. Theology, Economics, and the Future,” Fortresspress, Minneapolis, 2009. $20.
One might ask what a theologian, no matter how internationally respected, might know about economics. Given the disaster all around us, one might also ask what economists know!
What Dr Rieger knows for certain is religioin, and he knows how to recognize it, even when it's being peddled as economics. The aphorism "A rising tide lifts all boats" isn't economics, it's religion! "The market will solve all our problems" isn't economics, it's religion! Worse still, it's the blind faith kind of religion that can only get us into trouble and divert us from what we really need to do to get out of this mess.
In his writings and in his work with Jobs with Justice, Rieger continues to challenge the idea that Jesus Christ’s teachings must be contorted into support for big business and the “status quo.” He completely turns the tables on economists and political leaders who seem to have appointed themselves high priests of which way is up and which way is down.
The Dallas Peace Center continues to picket in front of Senator Hutchinson's office on Central Expressway (at Meadow) 10AM to Noon every Saturday in October. Have you reconciled yourself to constant war?
All WakeUpWalmart supporters, Local Unions, HCAN leaders and activists
In light of Halloween, the goal is to uncover the truth behind Walmart’s mask and to ensure that it is exposed. Walmart has portrayed themselves as a changed company and we’re looking to shed light on the realities of their false promises.
Walmart admits public assistance is a “better value” For more information