President, Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign & NYT Best-Selling Author
“William Barber is the closest person we have to Martin Luther King, Jr. in our midst." — Dr. Cornel West
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival, Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Goldsboro, NC, for the past 29 years, and Professor in the Practice of Public Theology and Public Policy and Founding Director of the Center for Public Theology and Public Policy at Yale Divinity School. Read More >
Poor People’s Campaign: How Rev. William J. Barber Uses His Faith To Fight | TIME
Poor People’s Campaign | PBS NewsHour
Bishop Barber Inaugural Homily
For years the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II of the Poor People’s Campaign has been one of the most gifted moral fusion organizers, strategists and orators in the country. As an indispensable figure in the public policy and public theology landscape, he believes it’s time for everyone who cares about the state of our nation to heed the call and join forces to redeem the soul of America. It's time to come together and renounce the politics of rejection, division and greed, and to lift up the common good, move up to higher ground and revive the heart of democracy. During this inspiring keynote, the Rev. Barber makes an impassioned argument with a message that could not be clearer: It's time for change and the time needs you.
"Rev. Barber was extraordinary! Riveting, emotional, charismatic, motivating, are just a very small fraction of the words that could be used to describe his presentation. I had one person come up to me shortly after Rev. Barber did his presentation and said, 'you could end the conference right now and it would still be considered a great success based on that session!' As you know, I have worked with APB for many years and it is the support like we received from you that makes it an easy decision to keep returning! Thank you!"
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