William J. Barber II

Poor People’s Campaign mourns 250K COVID deaths, calls for stimulus relief

By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2020

(RNS) — The group, led by the Rev. William Barber, is staging a national service of eulogy and remembrance two miles from the U.S. Capitol.

Why masks are a religious issue

By Leslie Dorrough Smith — September 4, 2020

(The Conversation) — Examining how religion operates in society can help us understand why the conversation over masks has recently turned religious.

They made a mark on the religious scene this decade; some rose, others fell

By Yonat Shimron — January 2, 2020

(RNS) — This list of 12 — drawn from stories RNS has covered between 2010 and 2019 — offers a one-time retrospective of the personalities (and not a few of the issues) that dominated the religious scene this past decade.

At Bishop Barber’s NC church, Pete Buttigieg works to woo black voters

By Yonat Shimron — December 2, 2019

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (RNS) — An active Episcopalian who has spoken at length about faith on the campaign trail, it was not clear Buttigieg succeeded.

For 40 days in 30 US cities, King’s Poor People’s Campaign lives again

By Yonat Shimron — May 14, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — The intent is to draw attention to the ways government has neglected its moral obligation to the country’s poor.

‘Moral Mondays’ leader starts ‘moral revolution’ tour

By Adelle M. Banks — March 29, 2016

(RNS) “Way too much of our national discourse has been poisoned by hateful language and policies,” said the Rev. William J. Barber II.

COMMENTARY: Moral Mondays: ‘Democratic tool’ or Great Awakening?

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — June 6, 2014

(RNS) If Moral Mondays are, in fact, the beginnings of another Great Awakening, they promise not only to speak to people in a context of social crisis but also to reshape religious practice in America.

NC pastor to kick off second year of demonstrations

By Amanda Greene — February 4, 2014

(RNS) The Rev. William J. Barber II and his Moral Mondays team are making final preparations for the kickoff event for the second year of protests.

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