From the late nineteenth century in continental Europe, and in the second half of the twentieth century also in Quebec, Latin America, Africa and to a much lesser extent Asia, Christian workers' organisations arose. In traditional labour history these organisations were seen as diverting workers from class allegiance. In the last two decades these organisations have been analysed more as initiatives in their own right. Building on this recent research, the development of Christian workers organisations is assessed from a broad historical and comparative perspective. This is done at an international conference. A selection of the papers resulting from the conference is published as a book: Between Cross and Class.
Responsible at IISH: Lex Heerma van Voss.
External partners: The Conference was co-organised by the IISH and the KADOC interfaculty Committee on the History of the Christian Labour Movement, at the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.
The Leuven co-organiser was Prof. Dr Patrick Pasture (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Catholic University Leuven, Department of History, PO Box 33, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
The Conference was financed by Europäisches Zentrum für Arbeitnehmerfragen, KADOC and IISH.