By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, and Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery
2018, Beacon, $18
A collection of sermons, speeches and reflections by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, and Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery that lays out a groundbreaking vision for moral organizing, paired with inspirational and practical essays from organizers in today’s Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
This volume features Rev. Barber’s most stirring sermons and speeches, with response essays by prominent public intellectuals, activists, and faith leaders. Drawing from the history of social movements in the US, especially the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Barber and the contributors to this volume, including Kairos Center Director Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, speak to the most pressing issues of our time, including Black Lives Matter, the fight for a $15 minimum wage, the struggle to protect voting rights, the march for women’s rights, and the movement to overcome poverty and unite the dispossessed across all dividing lines. Grounded in the fundamental biblical theme of poor and oppressed people taking action together, the book suggests ways to effectively build a fusion movement to make America fair and just for everyone.