On Sunday, May 13, UUFR”s Justice Sunday collection will benefit the new Poor People’s Campaign, led by the Rev. Dr. William Barber and and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. In partnership with Repairers of the Breach, the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, the Popular Education Project, and hundreds of local and national partners, Barber and Theoharis have created “The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.”
This renewed version of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to lift poor people is holding its first national mobilization on May 14, with actions and events planned Monday in 32 states and the nation’s capital. Poor people, clergy, and activists plan to deliver letters to politicians in state Capitol buildings demanding that leaders confront what they call systemic racism evidenced in voter suppression laws and poverty rates. More information is available here: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org To find out how to participate in the campaign with UUFR, please visit www.uufr.org/ppc.