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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

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Did Jesus charge the poor a premium to be healed?

The North Carolina General Assembly continues to wage a war against the poor and vulnerable in our state, further fanning the flames of health care inequality. The fuel of this inferno, however, is real people’s lives. It’s time for the North Carolina General Assembly to put out the flames of poverty, sickness and death.

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Grief at the heart of the Moral Movement

In a violent and fragmented society, sometimes the grief is so deep that I cannot help responding as a father as well as a Christian pastor and a political leader. All of the children are our children, whether ...
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Why we must put a face on poverty

In North Carolina, our constitution promises that exercises of government power will be limited to those “instituted solely for the good of the whole.” This is a solemn moral covenant as well as a legal obligation. Too often, ...
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“People of Color lobby day”: More important than ever

On Wednesday March 9th, hundreds of people from across North Carolina will flood the halls of the People’s House (the N.C. Legislature) in Raleigh for our annual “People of Color, HK on J Justice & Unity Legislative Day.” We believe “People ...
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The tragedy unfolding before our eyes in Wake County

Open Letter to the Community

The new and narrow majority of the Wake County School Board has made at least five tragic decisions already that should greatly concern all North Carolinians.

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