This post originally appeared on OTYCD in September 2018. We’re reposting it because OMG Rev. Dr. Barber won a 2018 MacArthur Genius Grant! Congratulations to him and all at Repairers of the Breach.
Support, and learn from, Repairers of the Breach, a nonprofit ecumenical organization that has had great success with pushing back against ultra-conservatism and its ill effects.
Repairers of the Breach is a North Carolina-based organization helmed by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Under his leadership it created the Moral Monday protests in 2013, weekly actions at the North Carolina state legislature that drew attention to a new social justice issue each week.
Repairers of the Breach and its leader, Rev. Barber, is building a contemporary version of the movement that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led five decades ago. It targets the ills of racism, poverty, and extreme militarism with a clear, progressive moral vision.
The ideas and the passion of Barber and the Repairers of the Breach needs to spread farther and wider. Please read their literature, learn from their events, and support their work in whatever way you can.
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