Continuing our Winter Offensive series inspired by the National Union of the Homeless, this week the Freedom Church of the Poor reflects on Jesus as a revolutionary leader. According to the gospels, Jesus found his divine mission to proclaim “good news to the poor” in Hebrew scripture (Isaiah 61). Organizer and theologian, Rev. Erica Williams, will preach on this revolutionary Jesus, who overturned money changer’s tables and was executed by the Roman Empire. Scripture reading: Luke 20:1-8, 17-19
Join The King Center for the 2023 Beloved Community Global Summit, as a part of the 2023 King Holiday Observance! Kairos Director Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis will be speaking on January 12th from 2:30-3:45. The opening and closing sessions with Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, are hybrid events. Participants may register
Register featuring: * Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis * Pastor Michael McBride of Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft * Judith LeBlanc of Native Organizers Alliance * Daniel Ellsberg * Khury Petersen-Smith of Institute for Policy Studies * David Swanson of World Beyond War * Rev. Theoharis * Norman Solomon * Hanieh Jodat – Moderator
Reimagining King’s Vision - The Fierce Urgency of Now” will take place on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, Sunday, January 15 from 4-5:30 pm EST. From Ukraine to Uvalde we see the crises of which Rev. Dr. King warned, militarism, materialism, racism and the prospect of spiritual death. This webinar will address how we
Which MLK Jr do we remember? In our final week of the Winter Offensive we lift up the King who proclaimed the need for “restructuring the whole of American society” and called forward the leadership of the poor to get us to the revolution of values that would make it possible.
Sacred Text: Mark 10:17-31 and an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr. “Where Do We Go from Here?” (SCLC Convention, August 1967).
The 2023 “Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War” Conference will be held virtually on Saturday January 21, 1-6 pm (Eastern). This annual gathering is one of the major national conferences addressing this acute problem. Given the tragic events in Ukraine, tensions with China over Taiwan, and provocations from North Korea, we need to accelerate
Join MIC and Rutgers University for a conference exploring methods to articulate critical interconnections between crises and forms of resistance. We live in a time of rupture. The social, economic, and ecological crises that confront us today compound longstanding inequalities on a global scale. In response to these asymmetries, we are witness to a flourishing
Register now! On Monday, February 13, you’re invited to join faith leaders, both lay and clergy, from across New York State for a day-long convening where we will explore the possibilities and challenges of confronting the multiple crises our communities are facing. In particular, we will reflect on the rise of Christian Nationalism and our
BECKLEY, WV – The West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign and Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will join impacted families of victims who have died in West Virginia jails for a virtual press conference Thursday to raise the alarm on the soaring number of deaths happening inside West Virginia’s regional jail system and
Join us for Palm Sunday: A People’s Procession for Justice in Washington Square Park on Sunday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m. This will be an in-person procession hosted by Kairos Center, First Presbyterian Church NYC, Middle Collegiate Church and other NYC churches. We will gather to retell the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, to remember Jesus’ radical message of nonviolence and justice, to sing and pray together, and to lift up the ways this story is a living story through struggles for justice in our world today. All are welcome for this brief service that begins Holy Week for Christians.
Dates/Times: April 14 (1-6pm) and April 15 (9am-5pm) Location: Online Instructors: Kelly Brown Douglas, Karenna Gore, Liz Theoharis Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 2 This course critically explores the biblical and theological traditions that have helped to cause economic and ecological injustice as well as biblical, theological and ethical mandates for addressing it. It highlights the intersecting and interlocking realities of racial,
Real and Lasting Change: Models that Work to end Poverty Eradicating systemic poverty through three crucial and effective models: community organizing, movement-building, and public policy advocacy. Speakers: Denzel Mitchell, an Associate Organizer from the congregation-based community organization “Richmonders Involved to Strengthen Our Communities” in Richmond, VA, The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Director of the Kairos