Denominational Resources

STATEMENTS from various denominations and faith based organizations pertaining to a living wage or economic justice:

Alliance of Baptists – “A Statement on Economic Justice”

American Friends Service Committee – “Economic Inequality”

Episcopalian Network for Economic Justice

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – “Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All”

Interfaith Worker Justice – “Raising the Minimum Wage”

Presbyterian Church (USA) – “Presbyterian Resources for Worker Justice”

United Church of Christ – “Justice for Workers in their Workplaces”

United Methodist Church – “A Living Wage

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops“A Catholic Framework for Economic Life”


RESOLUTIONS from denominations on a living wage:

The Pacific Northwest Conference of the UCC passed a Living Wage Resolution of Witness at their Annual Meeting (April 2014)

  • Congregations are encouraged to consider endorsing the Living Wage Principles of the Church Council of Greater Seattle as one way to begin or continue a congregation’s commitment to living wage education and advocacy.


NEWS from denominations about living wage efforts

United Methodist Church“In pursuit of a ‘living wage’: Labor, community advocates, faith communities lead adoption of a $15 minimum SeaTac wage” (April 2014)

United Church of Christ“Young adults work to establish a living wage in Seattle” (April 2014)