Cleaning Toilets for Jesus

Purser, Gretchen; Hennigan, Brian

Publisher:  Jacobin
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.
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