Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
It’s time to take action! Below are all of the ways members of our UUFR community can connect in with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. By engaging in highly publicized, nonviolent moral fusion direct action, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative. These enmeshed evils know no boundaries. That’s why we need people who care about North Carolina to build something better.
Join us for our next rally:
We will gather on Monday, June 18th from 2-5pm on Bicentennial Plaza, 1 E. Jones St. in Raleigh. Be sure to wear your yellow Side With Love shirt and bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. This week’s theme is “A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative”. North Carolina is one of over 30 states across the country and in Washington, DC heading to their state capitals on June 11th to force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy. This is the sixth week of nonviolent moral fusion direct action across the country to show our elected leaders we will no longer allow attention violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down. If you are interested in engaging in nonviolent direct action as part of the demonstration, you must attend a pre-event training, which will be held at 11am at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church located at 1801 Hillsborough St. Raleigh NC. For more information, please contact the NC Poor People’s Campaign at [email protected]
Consider joining this week’s other campaign events:
Tuesday, June 19th, 7-9pm, Truthful Tuesday Teach-in on Our Distorted Moral Narrative, 720 9th St., Durham, NC 27705. This event is co-sponsored by The Regulator Bookshop and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign’s 40 Days of Moral Action. Please join us for a Truthful Tuesday Teach-In with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion, at The Regulator Bookshop. All are welcome. Free. Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our compromised Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past. Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ. Reconstructing the gospel requires facing the pain of the past and present, from racial blindness to systemic abuses of power. Grappling seriously with troubling history and theology, Wilson-Hartgrove recovers the subversiveness of the gospel that sustained the church through centuries of slavery and oppression, from the civil rights era to the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. When the gospel is reconstructed, freedom rings both for individuals and for society as a whole.
For additional information:
Official website for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Facebook page for the NC Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival