Drawing from sacred scriptures, Arise Chicago upholds the belief that every person is created in the image of God and therefore deserving of dignity and respect, including in the workplace.
Our Unique Role
Arise Chicago was founded in 1991 by a diverse group of religious leaders who created a model to combat some of poverty’s root causes (workers being paid improperly, workers receiving less than a living wage, etc.) by bringing the moral voice to both non-union and union workplace struggles. Learn more
Clergy Support Workers Rights
All religious traditions believe in the rights of workers to have dignity in the workplace. Join our growing list of religious leaders who support workers’ rights. Learn more
Connecting with Congregations
Each year, Arise Chicago places speakers in over 100 services over Labor Day weekend to speak about the dignity of work and the need to treat workers with respect.
Arise Chicago also connects with congregations on a daily basis throughout the year. Learn more