The Biblical Basis for the new Poor People’s Campaign

In January, seven of us from the Presbytery of Southern New England attended a retreat with clergy and elders from the two other New England presbyteries and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. She’s a New Testament professor and head of the Kairos Center at Union Theological Seminary. She co- chairs the Poor People’s Campaign with Rev. William Barber, the dynamic North Carolina pastor who built a broadly diverse movement of people called Moral Mondays.

Drs. Theoharis’ and Barber’s work to build a new Poor People’s Campaign revives an effort of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the fall of 1967, Dr.… Continue