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Rev. Dr. William Barber II. one of the major forces of the Moral Monday Movement spreading across the south, came to New York City last Sunday to deliver a message.

Sermon: "A Moral Movement for the Nation"
Theme: The Necessity of a Moral Witness on the Weightier Matters: Justice Mercy and Faithfulness

Gospel Lesson--Matthew 23:23

For those of you who have not yet heard him preach, please listen.
Moral Mondays: In the face of regressive extremism, Rev. Dr. Barber, the NC NAACP, and the Forward Together Moral Movement that had been building for eight years, were ready to challenge the ultra-right’s efforts to return NC to the 1950s.

In late April 2013, Rev. Dr. Barber, with 16 other ministers and activists, peacefully petitioned their representatives on Jones Street to stop the regressive attack. The General Assembly leaders had the police arrest the peaceful moral witnesses. Almost twice as many witnesses came the next Monday, and they too were thrown in jail. For 12 Mondays, the number of arrests grew and the number of supporters who came to sing, pray and cheer them on grew. By the end of the legislative session, 944 people had been arrested and about 25,000 people had participated in the Moral Mondays. Upwards of 80,000 people participated in the 8th HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh in early 2014, the largest civil rights march ever in the south. The movement has held more than 117 events since 2013 in NC alone.

Apologies that there is no transcript.

Mother Jones has just done a feature "Meet the Preacher Behind Moral Mondays".

Give it a read.

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Originally posted to Black Kos community on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 06:41 PM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges, LatinoKos, White Privilege Working Group, Support the Dream Defenders, Kitchen Table Kibitzing, In Support of Labor and Unions, and Hellraisers Journal.

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