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Seminarians for Worker Justice

At the Graduate Theological Union, Seminarians for Worker Justice (SWJ) educate, organize, and mobilize students to get involved in campaigns to improve the conditions of low-wage workers in the Bay Area. Working across the various GTU schools, SWJ stands in solidarity with workers - both on and off campus.

There are also multiple opportunities for field education placements and paid summer internships through SWJ.

SWJ uses the leadership of seminarians to support worker organizing and advocate for policies lifting low-income families out of poverty.  Building upon the shared commitment between faith communities and the labor movement to respect human dignity and the sanctity of work, seminarians involved in SWJ strive to live their faith and catalyze their communities to action. To read about some of SWJ's work and accomplishments in the past several years, click here.


To get involved, please contact Mike Beckman, a student at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.  You can reach Mike at 510-437-9733 or at beckman.mike[at]gmail.com.

SWJ and Seminary Summer Intern Testimonials

SWJ History and Accomplishments

Theological Reflection on the Port of Oakland Bus Tour

Field Education Placements and Summer Internship Opportunities


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