Cleaning Toilets for Jesus
Purser, Gretchen; Hennigan, Brianhttp://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/06/work-to-welfare-unemployment-christian-right-jobs-for-life
Date Written: 30/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21013
An examination of the job-readiness program called Jobs for Life. Founded in 1996 in North Carolina, JFL is a global nonprofit organization premised on the belief that the local church is the ideal solution to unemployment and poverty.
Excerpt: JFL endeavors to transform participants' defensive individualism into willful dependence upon, and submission to, the Lord. It's curriculum draws from biblical parables to produce "employable" -- i.e. faithfully submissive, compliant, and grateful -- subjects for low-wage, precarious work.