Fighting Unemployment through Faith

March 29th, 2011, bySean Nixon

A look at the role of faith and its intersection with unemployment challenges will be profiled on “Unemployment: How Faith Communities Help Job Seekers,” Sunday April 10 on CBS.

The show will profile members of different communities of faith and take a look at how each community collectively works to help their body of believers.

For many individuals, support groups like family and loved ones have been looked to for encouragement in difficult times of unemployment. For others, tapping into one’s own entrepreneurial spirit and outside-the-box thinking keeps people levelheaded and good spirited, as they search for the newest and most exciting innovation.

For countless others however, many attribute their churches, mosques and synagogues as what helps them to keep their sanity, as well as their faith, strong. And that’s no easy task when you consider today’s challenges.

For the first time in nearly 80 years, Americans are facing uncertainty like never before. Food banks are running low in parts of the country. Married couples are looking to downsize their homes. Parents are having to rethink how to send kids to college and, at every turn, emotions seem to run high, with hope for the future low.

I couldn’t think of a more timely or relevant program to watch in the coming weeks. It will be very interesting to see how communities of faith have responded to the crisis and how lives have been positively affected by the faith community. Be sure to check it out.

Last modified: May 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm