Why? 

Want to Raise A Generation of Children Who are Faithful, Informed and Brave About Facing the Crisis of Race and Poverty in America Today?

Faith-based response-ability taking to bring about a moral revival of values in our nation is something which young and old alike can understand and act on NOW!  The five foundational principles of the new Jubilee Justice Platform put forth by today’s Poor People’s Campaign can guide our way.

 

Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis , Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, understand that at the core of the ministry of Jesus (who was himself rejected and poor) was and is justice and compassion for those whom society’s systems of power reject and a movement for wholeness in a broken world. We are called to follow in his footsteps in whatever everyday, simple steps we can take.

 

We invite you to Explore Each Principle through:

  • Scripture resources and questions for discussion.​

  • Learning Tools

  • Ideas for both at-home and community action which help families support the Moral Jubilee Justice Platform each in their own way.

 

Note: While the majority of these resources are appropriate for elementary and middle school age and activist kinship caregivers who seek to support of the Poor People’s Campaign, these resources can also be adapted to a progressive, broadly-graded faith formation setting as well.

“Families are…our first school of justice. No social institution has yet taken the place of families for providing the human need to be loved and valued or in forming moral character through daily, small, repetitive practices that shape a way of seeing and living life: sharing income, stretching food and clothes to meet the needs of each, giving care, feeling compassion, treating each person with equal respect…It is also true, however, that family life is shaped by the larger social and economic context.
 

When the possibilities for individuals are limited by racism, sexism, heterosexism or economic injustice, families suffer and adapt to survive as best they can. The personal is really also political and economic.”

 

- Gloria Albrecht, “To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians”.

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