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.
April 15, 2019
The Poor People’s Moral Action Congress is taking shape for June 17-19, 2019. An opening worship is being planned for Sunday evening, June 16. Included in the activities will be: the release of the Moral Budget, a forum with presidential candidates, a Freedom School for leaders and a congressional hearing for impacted individuals to share their experiences. Some very low cost housing options are available and the registration fee will be covering food and local transportation.
Feb. 25, 2019 Announcement
Phase 2 of the PPC remains focused on the goal of organizing the 140 million poor folks in our country who live paycheck to paycheck. In order to defeat the evils of racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the distorted moral narrative, in Phase 2 we are leading with a few key upcoming events and projects. First, we are launching a National Emergency Truth and Poverty Tour beginning March 28th through the month of April (see below to sign up). In 28 states, PPC will tour locations in order to amplify the real emergency in this country. We will also be developing a moral budget that will be shared after the tours. Then, we will gather from June 17-20 in Washington DC for the People’s Moral Action Congress. Following this congress, the Rev. Dr. Barber and Rev. Dr. Theoharis will tour approximately 20 states. In June 2020, we will return to Washington D.C. for the Poor People’s Assembly and March on Washington.
Video that was shared in the briefing.
2019 Spring Bus Tours
The Poor People’s Campaign is organizing statewide tours in 28 states as part of the National Emergency Truth and Poverty Bus Tour from March 28th through the month of April to amplify the real emergency in this country of 140 million poor and low-wealth people who live paycheck to paycheck. We are inviting faith communities and faith leaders to engage in this tour by signing up to support using this form. Then, someone from the Faith Team of the Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival will follow-up to make the local connections. Help us all tell the truth about the real emergency in this country! Fill out the form here
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.
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 informationPoor 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 resourcesDisciples-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 Royalty-free images (please credit artist)
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