We are proud to announce that We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign, published by Broadleaf Books, edited by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis with a Foreword by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, a revolutionary text that offers a unique perspective on some of the most radical passages in scripture, is now available for purchase.
More than thirty contributors spanning different races, genders, geographic locations, professions, and more were brought together to do a deep dive into the true liberation of the gospel, and what it means for poor and low income people. This devotional breathes new life into familiar passages, and centers righteous justice and liberation for poor people as the primary lens through which the Bible is read.
We Cry Justice makes for a great read individually or amongst friends for Sunday school, Bible studies, or small groups. In the event you want to order multiple copies for sacred spaces, bookstores, or events, please reach out to our Communications Director Lauren ([email protected]) and we will be happy to accommodate.
The We Cry Justice Cultural Arts Project is a collection of visual arts and musical resources that help movement leaders, students, congregations, artists, and people of conscience develop a deep understanding of and take up core concepts that undergird the We Cry Justice devotional. Art and culture work is central to the way we do political education and organizing. Contributors to this project are artists and cultural organizers from across the country and world who are committed to building the work of the Poor People’s Campaign and uniting the poor and dispossessed to end poverty and the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, militarism, ecological devastation and the distorted moral narrative of White Christian Nationalism. Watch our slideshow.
We are encouraging people to organize We Cry Justice book events as an organizing tool. Reaching out to local chapters of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, local faith communities, community groups, colleges or universities can be a great way to partner, develop new relationships, and organize towards a Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington on June 18, 2022.
Here are resources that you can use to do outreach for your event, promote your event on social media, and host your virtual or in person event!
If you missed our book launch party on October 12th 2021, you can watch it here:
To support We Cry Justice, you can:
- Follow the Kairos Center on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook so you don’t miss anything.
- Post your favorite excerpts from the book and use the hashtag #WeCryJustice to tell others about this work– we already have some started here!
- Take a selfie and tag the Kairos Center to tell us how excited you are about We Cry Justice.
Thank you for celebrating our newest work with us!