The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in the News
As the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival gains steam this fall with a series of Mass Meetings held throughout the country, the Campaign has begun to receive attention in the press and other media. Here are some of the recent highlights:
- Campaign co-chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II of Repairers of the Breach and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis of the Kairos Center write in The Nation on the recent controversy over evangelical pastors praying for Donald Trump, and why it is a mandate of Christianity to end economic inequality.
- Rev. Barber connects the recent attacks on voting rights to racism and poverty in a speech at the 107th National Urban League Annual Conference in St. Louis, highlighted in The St. Louis American.
- Rev. Theoharis relates Matthew 14:13-21 to the effort to build a new Poor People’s Campaign for today, in a Bible study for ONScripture and Sojourners.
- The Guardian profiles Marian Kramer of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and her heroic water rights activism in Detroit, MI.
- Vermont Workers’ Center vice president Avery Book joins Mark A. Hughes, co-founder of Justice For All, on Equal Time Radio to talk about Detroit’s 1967 rebellion and the new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
- For Religion Dispatches, Kairos Center communications coordinator Nicholas Laccetti reflects on the necessary relationship between the unity and leadership of the poor and the call for a national moral revival.
Watch this space for more updates on the Poor People’s Campaign, and visit our events page to see how you can get involved with the Campaign in the coming months!