Moral Thursday Rally – with Rev. William Barber
When: Tonight 6-9pm
Where: Shiloh Baptist Church (340 Rev S Howard Woodson Jr Way, Trenton) (map)
Who: Keynote is Rev. William J. Barber II.
Architect of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach; ; pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church; author of “The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement”
Doors open 6pm. No ticket required. First come, first served
I have heard Rev. Barber speak twice. And he is extraordinary. One of those times? At the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philly – he rocked the place. If you can swing it, don’t miss this opportunity to get fired up by a man who is not just a great speaker (he is) but who can walk us through how to get people up and out together to fight a repressive Republican government, like the one Barber and his colleagues have in North Carolina. Rev. is a nationally-known non-violent civil disobedience leader. He is, for me, a direct line to the bone-deep commitment to justice and equality, fueled by his understanding of God’s plan, that history saw in Martin Luther King and other fearless organizers motivated to action by religious understanding. And I’m an atheist.
Also speaking: Rev. Gregory Jackson (pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hackensack), Rabbi Marc Kline, (Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls), Rev. Dr. Darrell Armstrong (pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton), Rev. Dr. James Kuykendall (pastor of Agape Christian Ministries Church, Paterson), Rev. Charles Boyer (pastor of Bethel AME, Woodbury)
Who should come: People of all faiths, people who put their faith in people, community activists working to make things better where they live, anyone who is lit up and ready to fight back against the direction Pres. Trump and his Republicans want to take America.
How’d we get him to New Jersey? Our brothers and sisters at CWA did this. And it’s a big deal. A gift from our friends in Labor to the Resistance!
Rev. Barber on Friday, too: New Jersey’s got Rev. Barber for two days. On Friday eve, he presides over a Social Justice Workshop in Hackensack. Registration is now closed, but here’s what some of the emerging leaders in New Jersey will be fired up for Friday: