Friday, July 29, 2016

Reviving the Heart of Our Democracy

One of the most powerful preachers and prophets for justice of our time is the Rev. Dr. William Barber II. I have met him. I've heard him preach and speak several times. He inspires me to be true to my faith and the call to justice that is rooted in my faith tradition. Last night he spoke to the Democratic National Convention. Yes, he voiced his support for Hillary, but his message is much more the call to being agents of justice. It is a call to be, as he says, the "moral defibrillators of our time," so that we might shock the world with love. Rev. Barber is a Disciples of Christ minister, President of the North Carolina NAACP, and founder of the Moral Mondays Movement. Let us hear his voice calling for the reviving of the heart of our democracy! It doesn't matter what our party affiliation is, the point is attending to the moral imperatives that are the heart of faith and in goal our democracy!

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