Episcopal bishop arbitrates labor dispute

Workers and Churches

New York Times

June 2, 1906

Whether it was sitting as an arbitrator (as Bishop McVickar did in 1906) or servicing as a social center in immigrant communities (as the Catholic Churhes did in Woonsocket and Providence) or moving forward the certain social issues (as did the Social Gospel movement of the late 1800’s), churches have often played an important role.