A collection of sermons and speeches that lay out a groundbreaking vision for intersectional organizing, paired with inspirational and practical essays from activists in today’s Poor People’s Campaign
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II has been called “the closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr. in our midst” (Cornel West) and “one of the most gifted organizers and orators in the country today” (Ari Berman). In this age of political division and civic unrest, Rev. Barber’s message is more necessary than ever. 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 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.
What the critics say
“Often, Barber’s stirring rhetoric - his use of anaphora, his skillful interweaving of academic research with folksy quotes from his grandmother - radiates off the page.... Inspiring.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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Rev. Dr. Barber et al has given me life! This is the history lesson and contextual look at the present we all need 🙌🏾 “We must look at policy through the moral lens of justice for all...for the common good...for the good of the people” “Imagination must come before implementation” “We need more than sporadic unity…” “Truth, love and hope...this is required...” So very grateful for all the Repairers of the Breach!!!
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