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What is economic justice?

What is economic justice?

Published: October 2, 2012
Rick Wilson speaks to a crowd

Rick Wilson gives visiting students a presentation on West Virginia politics, energy policy, and social and economic justice.

Photo: AFSC

In the October issue of Friends Journal, a monthly magazine focused on contemporary Quaker faith and practice, AFSC’s Rick Wilson, coordinator of the West Virginia Economic Justice project, writes about “Economic justice 101”:

What is economic justice? My flip answer is to say that I haven’t really seen any yet but hope to recognize it when I do. It might be easier to define what working for it means.

To read the article, including why economic justice matters and how you can work for it, go to

AFSC’s West Virginia Economic Justice Project works on statewide issues affecting low-income and working families. Watch a short video about its work.