Rev. William Barber

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William Barber, II
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Drawing on the unfinished work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967/68 Poor People’s Campaign, which called for a “revolution of values,”
Repairers of the Breach is working in partnership with the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, the Popular Education Project, and hundreds of local and national partners, to lead the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival(

By continually pitting poor and marginalized people against one another, racism has allowed a political party in the United States to maintain power even as it imperils life on this planet.(

Repairers of the Breach

The Higher Ground Moral Declaration coincided with the launch of a 2016 National Moral Revival Tour to Redefine Morality in American Politics.

Bishop William Barber, II, President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, architect of the Forward Together Moral Mondays Movement, and pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and the Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr., National Minister of the Drum Major Institute, President of Healing of the Nations Ministries, and
Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church were invited to travel throughout the nation to lead The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values . Throughout the tour they were joined by the Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon, Executive Director of the UCC Justice and Witness Ministry and Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, as well as other Jewish, Muslim and moral leaders.

The campaign recently conducted a 9-month, 20+-state “We Must Do M.O.R.E. (Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, and Educating)” National Tour.
Read reports from the states we’ve visited on our blog<>.

The tour culminated in the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington: Digital Justice Gathering on Saturday, June 20, 2020(, which was viewed online by more than 2.5 million people.

Online materials

Video report from Time magazine on Rev William Barber:

Official Launch Video – Poor People’s Campaign:

Rev. William Barber’s response to the idea that the state is has no social responsibility:

Co-Chairs Of The Poor People’s Campaign On The Impact Of Their Virtual Demonstration (2020)

Further reading

Full article in Time Magazine on Rev. William Barber

Poor People’s campaign website

Poor People’s Campaign List of Demands:

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