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A Prayerful Call for Repentance and Moral Action

Read the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival steering committee’s letter to President Trump: “You and those who follow your leadership are continuing to wage a violent and systemic war on the poor. Yet, as its current Commander in Chief, you have the authority to change course and instead wage a righteous war against systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism and ecological devastation in 2018.”

New Year’s 2018: Resolving to Stand Up to Caesar

Like January 7, 2018, fifty years ago today — January 7, 1968 — was a Sunday. And Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He asked the congregation, “What are your New Year’s resolutions?” Dr. King called on his listeners to resolve to resist evil in the world, to say no to Caesar, to end war and to transform economies that value any one life more than any other. We must do the same fifty years later.

2017 in Review: Plight, Fight, and Insight from the Kairos Center

The Kairos Center has a commitment to provide a deeper analysis — historical, political, and theological — of the kairos moment in which we find ourselves today, and what it means for the growing movement struggling to end our society’s intertwined evils. Just this past year, the Kairos blog has featured over 80 pieces of analysis, news, and reflection from the front lines of the movement to end poverty. Here are some of the highlights from 2017.

Developing a Moral Vision: An Interview with Shailly Gupta Barnes, Tri-Chair of the Souls of Poor Folk Audit

Shailly Gupta Barnes is the Tri-Chair, with Rev. Dr. James Forbes and Dr. Tim Tyson, of The Souls of Poor Folk Audit Committee of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Read this interview with Shailly to learn more about her diagnosis of the kairos moment in which we find ourselves today, the ongoing Audit process, and the powerful moral movement that is emerging.

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