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Shailly Gupta Barnes: The War on Immigrants is a War on all Americans

In states across the country, cynical politicians are turning a humanitarian crisis into political theater.

October 25, 2022 · 3 Comments

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, et al: The Current US Supreme Court Is Not Constitutionally Legitimate

Dobbs puts at risk any rights that were not already in place more than 150 years ago when the 14th Amendment was ratified.

June 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Rev. Dr. William Barber: This Vote That I Have…

We must come together as a coalition powerful enough to end and overcome the suppression and organize the resurrection of fusion politics in the South.

March 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Jake Johnson: Poor People’s Campaign Readies ‘Massive, Nonviolent’ Effort to Save Democracy

“We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. “Our deadline is victory.”

January 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Jane Taylor: Poverty

O then, let the wealthy and gay
But see such a hovel as this,
That in a poor cottage of clay
They may know what true misery is.

January 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Defender of Human Rights in South Africa and Beyond, Dies at 90

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

December 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Liz Theoharis: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America

The gospel doesn’t talk about the inevitability of poverty or the need for charity, but the responsibilities of the ruling authorities to all people and the possibility of abundance for all.

October 1, 2020 · 9 Comments

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: May the Screams and Tears and Protests Shake the Very Conscience of This Nation

If we want to reach a better place on the other side of this, we must refuse to be comforted too quickly.

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Dr. William J. Barber II, Dr. Liz Theoharis: A Visionary Budget

Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster
death, The rape and rot of graft, and
stealth, and lies, We, the people, must
redeem The land…
And make America again!
— Langston Hughes

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Surrounded by Atheists

For years, I listened to their prattle about secular humanism and “the big picture”,   listened to their arguments about how the holocaust certainly suggests that God had died or … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: The Holy Family Detained By ICE

. With icy horrors still unfolding for thousands of immigrants trapped in an impossible plight – the Reptile-In-Chief’s new edict: Leave with or without your kids – an Indiana church … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jake Johnson: Poor People’s Campaign Unveils Agenda to Combat Poverty, Racism, and Militarism

“The Democrats talk about the middle class. The Republicans talk about the military. No one’s talking about the poor.” — Reverend William Barber . In the spirit of Dr. Martin … Continue reading

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Rev. William Barber’s Speech at the Democratic Convention

. In what many observers have praised as the best speech of the 2016 Democratic Convention, Reverend William Barber, head of North Carolina’s NAACP, asks us to embrace “a moral … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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