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.
Barber makes clear his belief that the role of Christians is to call for social justice and allow the “rejected stones” of American society—the poor, people of color, women, LGBTQIA people, immigrants, religious minorities—to lead the way.
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.
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.