A diverse group of more than a dozen North Carolina Christian pastors and theologians (including state NAACP President, Rev. William Barber) have authored an open letter to Rev. Franklin Graham and the broader evangelical Christian community in light of Graham’s recent controversial statements regarding (and rather tepid apology to) President Obama.
It is a long, powerful and obviously heartfelt letter. You can read it in it’s entirety by clicking here.
Here are a few passages: Read More…
If you want to get a taste of the kind of wonderful and inspiring spirit that attendees at tomorrow’s HK on J rally will have the pleasure of experiencing and participating in, watch this very cool video of NAACP President Rev. William Barber firing up a group of UNC students this morning in Chapel Hill:
On Thursday, January 19, the North Carolina NAACP, NC Justice Center, UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity and the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change at North Carolina Central University will kick off the first leg of the “Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina,” a state-wide tour of rural counties and inner city neighborhoods where North Carolinians struggle to find work, decent housing, transportation, and sufficient food for their families.
Departing from Raleigh on Jan. 19, a bus full of activists, reporters, foundation leaders, and scholars will travel through the northeast quadrant of the state, engaging in town hall meetings, sessions with local leaders, and tours of neighborhoods directly affected by poverty.
“If we see the faces of poverty, maybe then we will have as a state the moral motivation to do the long, hard, necessary and righteous work of turning this reality around for the good of the whole of our state and nation.” said Rev. Dr. William Barber II, chair of the NC State NAACP.
The tour schedule: Read More…