On Earth Peace has endorsed the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” and is inviting congregations to join with the campaign’s efforts in their own states. The Poor People’s Campaign is reigniting an effort to bring people who are poor and disenfranchised together as happened in the months before the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr.
On the upcoming of the 50th anniversary of King’s death, the organizers are commemorating that work. At least 40 states have groups now organizing as part of the campaign. The campaign’s core principles are founded in nonviolence, power to the disenfranchised, justice, building a “Peace Economy,” organizing in local communities and more. On Earth Peace staff member Matt Guynn is co-chair for Nonviolent Moral Fusion direct action training and strategy in the state of Oregon. He shares, “The Poor People’s Campaign is a call for moral revival—a time for those of us in church communities to re-examine what we’re willing to do for justice, as an expression of our faith commitment. This is an opportunity for so many of us in faith communities and people of good will to put our values into action.” On Earth Peace is inviting congregations to get involved in the Poor People’s Campaign in their own states. Sign up at https://poorpeoplescampaign.org . Contact On Earth Peace to let the staff know of congregational involvement in the campaign with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Alyssa Parker is serving as an intern with On Earth Peace on this effort.