Books

Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing

By The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, with The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and The Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery
Beacon Press
2018

In this collection of sermons and speeches, Rev. Barber lays out his groundbreaking vision for organizing across racial, economic, and religious lines, paired with essays from leading activists in his Moral Mondays movement who write about implementing his ideas in an age of division. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II has been called “the closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr. in our midst” (Cornel West) and “one of the most gifted organizers and orators in the country today” (Ari Berman).

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Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor

By Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
2017

A strong theological call for ending the abomination of systemic poverty.

Rev. Dr. Theoharis reinterprets “the poor you will always have with you” to show that it is actually one of the strongest biblical mandates to end poverty. She documents stories of poor people themselves organizing to improve their lot and illuminates the implications for the church. Poverty is not inevitable, Theoharis argues. It is a systemic sin, and all Christians have a responsibility to partner with the poor to end poverty once and for all.

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Articles & Interviews

The Bloated Pentagon Budget Should Be Spent on Human Needs

The Nation
By Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Joyce Ajlouny
December 11, 2019

Faith leaders are calling on presidential candidates to reallocate money away from the military and toward housing and food-aid programs.

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Liz Theoharis on The Real News

Trump Declared War on the Poor–And the Poor Are Fighting Back

The Real News Network
Interview by Marc Steiner
December 6, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to cut SNAP benefits that could drive millions further into poverty. Liz Theoharis of the Poor People’s Campaign and Karen Dolan of IPS join The Real News Network to discuss the implications.

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Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis On The We Must Do M.O.R.E. Tour & Poor People’s Campaign

“Sojourner Truth” with host Margaret Prescod
Pacifica Radio
September 24, 2019

We’re excited to be joined by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, a joint coordinator along with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign, a National Call for Moral Revival. The Campaign, which was first started by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just months before his assassination, has been revived and has a base across 40 U.S. states. The campaign is challenging what it calls the five pillars of evil: poverty, racism, the war economy, environmental devastation and the nation’s distorted moral narrative.

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About the Author

The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. She is the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary. Liz is the author of Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor (Eerdmans, 2017) and co-author of Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing (Beacon, 2018). She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).