William J. Barber II

Full name: William J.Barber II

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President & Sr. Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: Bishop with the College of Affirming Bishops and Faith Leaders; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of three books. Rev. Dr. Barber is also the architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement, and on February 11, 2017, he led the largest moral march in North Carolina history, with over 80,000 people calling on their elected officials to embrace a moral public policy agenda. A highly sought after speaker, Rev. Dr. Barber has given keynote addresses at hundreds of national and state conferences, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Rev. Dr. Barber currently sits on the National NAACP Board of Directors. A former Mel King Fellow at MIT, he is Visiting Professor of Public Theology and Activism at Union Theological Seminary and is a Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary. He is the 2015 recipient of the Puffin Award and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award.

From William J. Barber II

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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...

Book | By William J. Barber II | From Beacon Press
Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Faith, Poverty, Power, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism, Racial Justice

“Those of us who have in our history the commonality of suffering from hate, we know that those who won the day are those who chose love in the midst of hate.”...

Quote | By William J. Barber II | September 27, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Activism, America, Anti-Oppression, Democracy, Love, Race/Ethnicity

The 2016-17 UUA Common Read A modern-day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge America’s racial divide.

Book | By William J. Barber II, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | From Beacon Press
Tagged as: Justice

‘In North Carolina, we’re showing once again that when people of different faiths and colors come together and demand change from a moral perspective, it touches the conscience of a nation.’

Feature | By William J. Barber II | November 1, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Politics, Voting Rights

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