The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

By Matthew Hoh  Matthew Hoh  May 10, 2018

[In May] I spoke as part of the Poor People’s Campaign event: The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of MilitarismReverend William Barber was, of course, the main speaker, and if you are uncertain as to how war and militarism play a role in the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign or in the way war and militarism have always played an oppressive and devastating role in our society, then please listen to Reverend Barber’s sermon as he clearly and definitively explains those two things. My talk, on the effect of war on veterans, is here below, along with Reverend Barber’s sermon and the comments from Phyllis Bennis. Wage Peace.

May 6th, 2018 – Confronting head-on America’s war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision is the theme of this powerful speech delivered by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and the Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, where, during the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, people were housed; and also where President Abraham Lincoln and his family were welcomed as pew holders on the first Sunday following Lincoln’s inauguration in March 1861.

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

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