Friday, July 29, 2016

Rev. William Barber: Repairing the Breach

I am concerned about those that say so much about what God says so little, while saying so little about God says so much...I'm worried by the way faith is cynically used by some to serve hate, fear, racism and greed.We need to heed the voice of the scriptures, listen to the ancient chorus. The Prophet Isaiah cries out, "What I'm interested in seeing you do, says the Lord, is to pay people what they deserve, share your food with the hungry...Do this, and then your nation shall be called a repairer of the breach."
Rev. William Barber visited Albuquerque exactly a month ago to help faith leaders, community organizers and youth advocates to create a fusion coalition. The New Mexico Interfaith Worker Justice, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and other organizations helped sponsor the event that brought Rev. Barber to Albuquerque.The inspirational leader, who is founder of the Forward Together Moral Movement and president of the the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, is traveling around the country, to help communities come together to advocate for important issues like living wages, fair budgets and other issues that affect working families, minority groups and others left behind by an economic system that favors the wealthy and privileged. He presented his vision at the Democratic National Convention on July 28.  Check out this video.

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