9780827244948-0827244940-Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation

Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation

ISBN-13: 9780827244948
ISBN-10: 0827244940
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barber II, William J., Zelter, Barbara
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Chalice Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780827244948
ISBN-10: 0827244940
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barber II, William J., Zelter, Barbara
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Chalice Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Barber II, William J., Zelter, Barbara wrote Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation comprising 192 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0827244940 and 9780827244948. Since then Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the spring of 2013, seventeen people gathered at the North Carolina state legislature to protest extreme legislation passed by the General Assembly attacking health insurance, unemployment insurance, labor, and voting rights. The ministers, labor, and human rights activists began praying, singing, and chanting, and were ultimately arrested. That group grew into crowds of thousands at successive "Moral Mondays" rallies, and by summer's end nearly 1,000 people had been arrested, making this sustained moral protest one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in U.S. history. The effort grew out of seven years of organizing with more than 160 groups.

Rallies continued in 2014, with a "Moral March" of 80,000 people in February. Rev. Dr. William Barber II, a pastor and president of the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP, now the largest in the South, became one of the architects of the Forward Together Moral Movement. In a new book, Forward Together, Rev. Barber tells the story of a new fusion civil rights movement, a "big tent," in which black and white, gay and straight, rich and poor, old and young, Republicans and Democrats are all welcome.

Rev. Barber's sermons/speeches at the protests, many of them collected in Forward Together, became the inspiration and rallying cry for a new civil rights movement. North Carolina today is at the epicenter of the political and spiritual crisis affecting 21st-century America. What happens here, says Barber, can shift the center of gravity in the American political discourse. Similar movements are now growing in states around the country.

Forward Together
captures the essence of what it means to preach in the public square.

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