Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a direct cry from the underside of history: The Poor People’s Campaign.
Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up this unfinished work. From Alaska to Arkansas, the Bronx to the border, people are coming together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. We understand that as a nation we are at a critical juncture — that we need a movement that will shift the moral narrative, impact policies and elections at every level of government, and build lasting power for poor and impacted people.
The Riverside Church joins with the Poor People’s Campaign in this movement to create lasting change and justice for all. Scroll down to see upcoming events and activities you can support and participate in.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9 | 313 MLK & Via Zoom
We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign
Join us for an interactive hybrid gathering. Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis will be in attendance, joined by our Interim Senior Minister, Rev. Michael Livingston, and other Riverside clergy and congregants, including the youth.
Mission & Social Justice
Beloved Earth Community
Poor Peoples Campaign NYC
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2022 | NYC
Moral March on Wall Street and Mass Meeting
4:30pm – Gather outside of the Museum of the American Indian (Bowling Green Subway Station)
5:00pm – Moral March on Wall Street
6:00pm – Moral Monday Mass Meeting at Trinity Wall Street (89 Broadway, NY, NY 10006)
COVID Protocols: All participants will need to wear masks (N95 or KN95) and be able to show proof of vaccination. Temperature checks will be taken upon entering the Mass Meeting. Physical distancing will be expected and enforced at all times.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022 | Washington, DC
The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wages Workers’ Assembly and Moral March to Washington