William J. Barber II is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach; Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in North Carolina; a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors, and finally, the architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement.
After graduating from Duke Divinity School, Barber went on to pastor in his home state of North Carolina and quickly became highly involved in the work of faith-based organizing. His life has long been dedicated to justice work, with his family moving to North Carolina when he was a child to participate in the desegregation of the public school system.
As a faith leader and organizer, Barber has brought together diverse political coalitions to demand a moral response to this time in history. His work has led him to organize moral protests on Capitol Hill alongside a diverse array of faith leaders. His activism and justice work is rooted in his profound faith and spiritual understanding of how all people are deserving of respect, autonomy, and power.
- Moral calls to action in everyday life
- Political and spiritual insights into the ways the U.S. government functions
- Deeply moving reflections on the need to address racism, sexism, classism, and other issues