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).
Rev. William Barber is the architect and leader of the Moral
Mondays movement, which arose in 2013 in opposition to Republican
policies in North Carolina that have restricted voting rights and
blocked health care expansion. The movement has since expanded to cities
across the country, and with the election of Donald Trump, Rev.
Barber's message is more necessary than ever. This volume features Rev.
Barber's most stirring sermons and speeches, with response essays by
prominent public intellectuals, activists, and faith leaders. Drawing
from the history of social movements in the US, especially the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign, Rev. Barber and the
contributors to this volume speak to the most pressing issues of our
time, including Black Lives Matter, the fight for a $15 minimum wage,
the struggle to protect voting rights, the march for women's rights, and
the movement to overcome poverty and unite the dispossessed across all
dividing lines. Grounded in the fundamental biblical theme of poor and
oppressed people taking action together, the book suggests ways to
effectively build a fusion movement to make America fair and just for