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. 

Next steps

Disciples Public Presence Conference

Sept. 16-17, 2018, Newton, IA. Find out more.

Voter registration

Beginning in July 2018, Repairers of the Breach and the Poor People’s Campaign are calling for an end to voter supression and a renewed effort for voter registration. You can watch a video of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber  here.

Regional ministers from Oklahoma, Mid-America, Greater Kansas City, Great River, Illinois/Wisconsin, Indiana and Nebraska appeared at the Arkansas State House in May in support of the Poor People’s Campaign.

First efforts during 40 Days of Advocacy …

Go to the  Disciples Public Presence Facebook page to find many examples of Disciples in action during the initial May-June rallies. (Scroll down for worship resources and more.)

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

 Week 3 (May 27) liturgical tool kit

Week 4 (June 3) liturgical tool kit

Weeks 4 and 5 litanies

Week 5 (June 10) liturgical tool kit

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Disciples’ reflections


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

“The Poor People’s Campaign Ramps Up Nationwide” via Splinter

“Rev. William Barber: U.S. Policies on Healthcare, Poverty Are Immoral & a Threat to Democracy” via Democracy Now!

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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