We will keep believing in love and justice – now and always
As attacks on the poor and marginalized in our communities have increased throughout 2017, we started The Gathering to create a space where we can hear regularly from the people most impacted across the country.
Their prophetic hope and courage in a time of moral crisis inspired the theme of our special Gathering Watch Night Service this New Year’s Eve. As we join with 32 state-based coordinating committees to organize the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in 2018, we gathered together for a night that lit the spark to prepare for collective action.
Featuring co-hosts the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove with Joyce Johnson of the Poor People’s Campaign North Carolina Coordinating Committee; Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, President of the NCNAACP; Rev. Erica Williams and Clinton Wright, Repariers of the Breach National Organizers; Rev. Nancy E. Petty, Pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh; Yara Allen, Theo-Musicologist; and musical guests the Raging Grannies and the Berean Baptist Church Choir.
WATCH THE LIVESTREAM RECORDING
LISTEN TO THE GATHERING PODCAST
We’ve split up the live program into 3 special episodes for the podcast, which feature political analysis, moral articulation, movement music, and interviews with community organizers and impacted people calling us to action.
TESTIMONIES OF PROPHETIC HOPE & COURAGE
JOIN THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival aims to build a broad and deep national moral fusion movement — rooted in the leadership of the poor, marginalized and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up.
The call for a Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society. We draw on the history, vision and unfinished work of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.
We need a new Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral Revival in America. It is time to become a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life.