William Barber

William J. Barber II, MDiv, DMin, is an American minister, author, and speaker. His social activism has included leading Moral Mondays protests, founding Repairers of the Breach, cofounding the Poor People’s Campaign, serving as a member of the national board of the NAACP, and serving as president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP.


Consecrating the Poor People’s Campaign

Join Poor People's Campaign co-chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rec. Dr. Liz Theoharis at 10 a.m. for a field report on the campaign's organizing efforts. Then, at noon, Rev.

We Are Called to Be a Movement

It's time to come together and renounce the politics of rejection, division, and greed. It's time to lift up the common good, move up to higher ground, and revive the heart of democracy. In a single, rousing sermon, the celebrated Reverend William J.

America’s Moral Malady

The nation’s problem isn’t that we don’t have enough money. It’s that we don’t have the moral capacity to face what ails society.

Not only must we know the arguments on all sides of any debate, we must also seriously consider the questions that are not being asked and their implications for everyone involved.


Poor People's Campaign Address to the Nation: A Mandate for this Moment in the Movement

September 24th, 2020 - Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival speak to the nation and call us to action.

Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing

This volume features Rev. Barber’s most stirring sermons and speeches, with response essays by prominent public intellectuals, activists, and faith leaders. Drawing from the history of social movements in the US, especially the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, Rev.

William Barber Takes on Poverty and Race in the Age of Trump

After the success of the Moral Monday protests, the pastor is attempting to revive Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s final—and most radical—campaign.


New Poor People's Campaign picks up where MLK left off | DW English

The Poor People's Campaign to battle poverty was Martin Luther King's most radical project. Now William Barber and Liz Theoharis are calling for a moral revival with the New Poor People's Campaign. For a related story, go to: https://p.dw.

“Racism May Target Black People, But It Damns a Democracy and It Damns Humanity”

Why Rev. William Barber thinks we need a moral revolution.


The Impeachment Cover-Up Demands a Call to Action! | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

February 4th, 2020 - From the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, just hours before impeached president Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address, and one day before the President’s projected acquittal in the Republican-led Senate, Rev. Dr. William J.