Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

God has called God’s people to work for justice and on behalf of the poor for more than 2,000 years. Micah’s call (6:8) is the basis of our vision. The 2017 General Assembly heard this call in the plans for the new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and answered with adoption of a resolution to support this effort based on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,  Jr.’s original campaign 50 years ago. Disciples across the life of the Church are organizing to support the initial 40 Days of Moral Action from May 14 to June 23, 2018.

Disciples Public Presence Facebook page is hosting much of the Disciples-specific communication on this effort. A weekly call on Thursdays will keep Disciples up-to-date on what their colleagues are doing – watch DPP page for details or contact Dr. Peter Heltzel. You can also sign up for action alerts via the Disciples Public Presence app. If you are participating in an action locally or in Washington, DC, please tag your social media with #DPPC.

Live link for Washington DC activities

Most up-to-date information

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Facebook page  |  Repairers of the Breach Facebook page

Sign up for local action information

 Interactive map to find an event near you

Worship resources

Disciples-specific liturgical tool kit (Google doc) Contact  Peter Heltzel if you would like to join in Tuesday discussion calls.

Week 1 (May 13) litany

 Week 2 (May 20) litany

 Week 2 (May 20) liturgical took kit

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Recordings/videos

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II’s sermon for May 13 mass meeting

Recording of Washington DC May 13 mass meeting (Facebook)

National Council of Churches’ video, featuring Rev. Terri Hord Owens

Demands and principles

A Moral Agenda Based on Fundamental Rights

Fundamental Principles of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Other Resources

Souls of Poor Folks – audit of civil rights 50 years after the original Poor People’s Campaign

Kairos Center study materials – includes links to articles and papers

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