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May 6th, 2018 – Confronting head-on America’s war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision is the theme of this powerful speech delivered by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach; and the Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, where, during the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, people were housed; and also where President Abraham Lincoln and his family were welcomed as pew holders on the first Sunday following Lincoln’s inauguration in March 1861.

Sponsored by:

  • Repairers of the Breach
  • The Kairos Center
  • National Council of Churches
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • National Iranian-American Council
  • CodePink
  • Peace Action
  • US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Win Without War
  • Jobs with Justice, DC Chapter
  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee



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