The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society. The Campaign aims to build a broad and deep national moral movement — rooted in the leadership of poor people and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up.
Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off a 15-state public event tour to address issues of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation in the states. The events are being co-led by grassroots organizations, local faith leaders, and other people of conscience, as well as the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Vanderbilt Divinity and the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will be hosting the Repairers of the Breach and the Poor People's Campaign for a Mobile Course in Public Theology and Activism.
See details below.
Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Sholom, Rabbi Shana Mackler, hostess, in collaboration with Vanderbilt Divinity School, Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative, and the following congregations, organizations, and institutions of higher education.
American Baptist College (Forrest Harris)
Belmont United Methodist Church (Paul Purdue)
Brookmeade United Church of Christ (Sharon Temple)
Congregation Ohabai Sholom (Shana Mackler)
East End United Methodist Church (Judi Hoffman)
Eastwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Jay Hartley)
Faith and Culture Center (Muslim) (Nahed Zehr)
Faith Matters Network (Jen Bailey)
1st Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville(Gail Seavey)
Fisk University (Jason Curry)
Glendale Baptist Church (Amy Mears and April Baker)
Islamic Center of Nashville (Ossama Bahloul and Rashed Fakhruddin)
Second Presbyterian Church (Mary Louise McCullough)
Scarritt Bennett Center (Sarah Wilke)
Vanderbilt Divinity School (Teresa Smallwood)
West End United Methodist Church (Carol Cavin-Dillon)
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Donavan Drake)
New Covenant Christian Church (Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings)