Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

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The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is cochair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. His latest book is Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing.

Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign speaks at the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival Rally at the US Supreme Court on October 27, 2021.

The Poor People’s Campaign Launched on Mother’s Day 2018 The Poor People’s Campaign Launched on Mother’s Day 2018

It culminated in a season of nonviolent direct action.

May 14, 2023 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during his election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on November 8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. DeSantis was the projected winner by a double-digit lead. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

It’s Time to Call Out the DeSantis Deflection It’s Time to Call Out the DeSantis Deflection

The question isn’t whether the College Board’s AP Black History course is “woke” but whether we're awake enough to call DeSantis’s bluff.

Feb 27, 2023 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Ukraine soldiers at funeral

The Rev. William Barber II Delivers a Moral Call for Peace The Rev. William Barber II Delivers a Moral Call for Peace

We desperately need a cease-fire and negotiations to end the brutal Russian war in Ukraine today.

Dec 31, 2022 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Reverend William Barber’s Pastoral Letter to the Republican Party Reverend William Barber’s Pastoral Letter to the Republican Party

Remember the role your forebears played in America’s first Reconstruction.

Nov 30, 2022 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Reverend Barber speaks at DNC

Reverend Barber’s Pastoral Letter to the Democratic Party Reverend Barber’s Pastoral Letter to the Democratic Party

“I am troubled by the satisfaction many seem to have with a political reality that will lead to continued policy violence.”

Nov 22, 2022 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Reverend Barber speaking in front of signs

Why the Poor People’s Campaign 2022 Matters Why the Poor People’s Campaign 2022 Matters

On the nonviolent struggle to end poverty, racism, militarism and planetary crisis.

Jun 21, 2022 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

The Root Cause of Voter Suppression

The Root Cause of Voter Suppression The Root Cause of Voter Suppression

How SCOTUS’s brazen decision subverts democracy for all.

Feb 14, 2022 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu Spoke Truth in the Face of Oppression Desmond Tutu Spoke Truth in the Face of Oppression

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Phyllis Bennis discuss the life and legacy of the South African archbishop.

Dec 30, 2021 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Phyllis Bennis

VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This

VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This

The Byrd rule is not in the Constitution. It’s not what you swore to uphold.

Mar 2, 2021 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Senator Manchin, Your Faith Teaches You Better Than This

Senator Manchin, Your Faith Teaches You Better Than This Senator Manchin, Your Faith Teaches You Better Than This

I am ashamed of this nation. I know you want to do the right thing, and Republicans are tying your hands, but please don’t call this a “centrist plan.”

Dec 4, 2020 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

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