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

A Campaign for the Heart and Soul of our Democracy

By William J Barber II and Liz Theoharis
The Hill
June 16, 2019

With President Trump’s official announcement of his 2020 campaign scheduled for June 18 and dozens of Democratic candidates running for their party’s nomination, the next 18 months promise a level of political campaigning that will exhaust even the most engaged voters. But another campaign cycle that simply engages the normal political fault lines of left versus right cannot address the moral and economic crisis of the present moment. 

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TED Talk: A Call for Moral Revival

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II talk at TEDWomen 2018 on the organizing, mobilizing, and power-building among the poor and dispossessed that is the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

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Get Ready for the Poor People’s Campaign

A conversation with campaign co-chair Rev. Liz Theoharis about finishing what MLK started.

The Nation
Interview by Greg Kaufmann
May 13, 2018

This Mother’s Day, at a moment when people in poverty are facing unprecedented attacks on their basic living standards, a new Poor People’s Campaign launches.

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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).