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VOL.2,N0.289 Chicago, Friday, Sept. 5, 1913 ONElcENT
IS THE CHURCH THE BEST AND THE
TRUEST FRIEND LABOR EVER HAD?
Rev. F. E. J. Lloyd Says It is John Fitzpatrick Points to
Lloyd's Record In the Illinois Legislature What
Should Be the Attitude of 'Every
Church Toward Labor? ,
BY N. D. COCHRAN
In the Chicago Journal of August 30Nappeared airarticle by Rev. F. E. J.
Lloyd, Progressive member of the Illinois-legislature, on 'a subject that is
of equal' interest to labor and the church and when I say the church I
mean any church all churches or creeds.
Perhaps it is of more interest to the church-than it is to labor, because
labor is finding its own' way out' of its difficulties. I ant interested in both
labor and! religion, and while labor and the church may be drifting apart,
labor and religion are not. Anyhow the subject is worth discussing, for 1
believe both labor and the church can benefit by getting closer together.
" Rev. Mr. Lloyd begins his story with, this statement:
"When men' declare the church to be out of sympathy with labor they
utter a'fibel against the best and truest friend labor ever had."
Now I will help Mr. Lloyd to see what effect that statement had. on
leaders of laboi My attention was called to his.article by a letter from
John Fitzpatrick,. president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, whom r re
gard as one of the 'ablest and most progressive labor leaders in the country.
In his. letter Mr. Fitzpatrick said:., "I am sending, you a clipping from
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