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Prophetic Moral Dissent


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The “sermon” delivered by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II last week at the Democratic National Convention was a powerful prophetic voice, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Barber is the architect of Forward Together Moral Movement; its Moral Monday protests; Repairers of the Breech revival tour; and the Higher Ground Moral Declaration.

Repairers of the Breach, Inc.  is a nonpartisan and ecumenical organization he founded that “seeks to build a progressive agenda rooted in a moral framework to counter the ultra-conservative constructs that try to dominate the public square.”

They “help frame public policies which are not constrained or confined by the narrow tenets of neo-conservatism… [and] brings together clergy and lay people from different faith traditions, with people without a spiritual practice, but who share the moral principles at the heart of the great moral teachings.”

“Repairers of the Breach works to reconnect our shared faith traditions with public policies rooted in the moral values of justice, fairness, and the general welfare, which are embedded in the federal and state Constitutions; and train clergy and lay moral leaders and advocates to become fusion-movement leaders and to freshen the great wellsprings of our democracy based on past moral movements that have made possible the great progressive victories in our history.”