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June 02, 2014
Time to Follow Those Who Are Breaking Silence
It's Moral Monday again here in North Carolina, where I'll be joining thousands who refuse...
May 20, 2014
RIP Vincent Harding: A Light Shines In the Darkness
Dr. Vincent Harding, great keeper of the Southern Freedom Movement flame, died yesterday, May 19th,...
May 19, 2014
Why We’re Back: Rev Barber on Why Moral Mondays Have Come Back to Raleigh
By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Nearly a year ago, we joined together in...
May 14, 2014
Moral Mondays 2014 to Begin with Love Feast
On April 20th of this year, clergy from across North Carolina sent an appeal to...
May 09, 2014
The Strange Glory of a Fully Human Life
When we were working on the list of saints for Common Prayer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was...
May 05, 2014
Happy Birthday, Patheos!
Patheos turns five years old today. Having an almost-five-year old at home, I have a...
April 30, 2014
Botched Oklahoma Execution Reveals Self-Deception
At 6:23pm yesterday, the state of Oklahoma initiated its effort to kill Clayton D. Lockett....
April 29, 2014
One Year Anniversary of Moral Monday
A year ago today, Moral Mondays began in North Carolina. When 17 people were arrested...
April 28, 2014
We Can Change the Story
Back in the early 70s, Jesus was big on Broadway. Jesus Christ Superstar andGodspell were both controversial and...
April 25, 2014
Freedom Ride 2014: Get on board!
50 years ago, in the summer of 1964, the Freedom Movement in America focused its...
April 22, 2014
An Earth Day Invitation to Watershed Discipleship
Below is an Earth Day invitation from my friend Fred Bahnson, who directs the Food...
April 20, 2014
NC Clergy Send Open Letter to State Government Leaders
As Jews and Christians across North Carolina celebrated Passover and Holy Week, clergy from our...
April 20, 2014
Easter Means Jesus Is Coming to Your House
This morning, while it was still dark, we gathered in the garden at Rutba House...
April 16, 2014
Your Place, Your Parish: A Context for Community
A few years ago, some guys in the Pacific Northwest whom I'd never met invited...
April 15, 2014
The View from Below the Cross
On my way into the maximum-security prison that houses North Carolina’s death row, I pass...
April 14, 2014
Curtis and God’s Cry for Justice
Last week I was in a hurry to get from one meeting to another, walking...
April 08, 2014
A Conspiracy of Silence? Listen to Our Grassroots Leaders
Bob Zellner's civil rights memoir, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, reads a bit like the...
April 08, 2014
Race Baiting and Real Justice In NC
In 1898, when North Carolina's white establishment was threatened by a fusion coalition that challenged...
April 05, 2014
Remembering Pete Seeger & the Power of Song with Candie Carawan
Since Pete Seeger's death in January of this year, folks who know that I'm a...
April 04, 2014
A Martyr’s Gift: What Martin Luther King Died For
Fourty-six years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King was gunned down in Memphis, TN. In...
March 21, 2014
Meeting Jesus at Rutba (and Elsewhere Along the Way)
Eleven years ago, as the US was bombing Iraq, some friends of ours hit a...
March 07, 2014
What’s Happening in NC? Faith-Rooted Organizing is Bearing Fruit
A few times a week these days I get a call or email from friends...
February 19, 2014
The Freedom Movement Today
In school rooms across America, kids like mine are coloring pictures of Martin Luther King...
January 10, 2014
An Open Letter to Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez
Dear Chief Lopez, On October 31, 2012, I met with you to discuss concerns of...
December 23, 2013
The Road Home: A Christmas Story
Since publishing Strangers at My Door six weeks ago, I've had the chance to tell...
December 21, 2013
Duck Dynasty: Join the Real Rebels
I'm just back from a week of Freedom Riding with some of today's most inspiring...
December 13, 2013
Freedom Then, Freedom Now
27 years ago, when Tameeka answered a knock at her door here in Walltown, she...
December 12, 2013
Can Young People Change a Nation?
In the spring of 1961, Kennedy's White House was focused on Cold War politics. The...
December 11, 2013
Organizing That Starts In Jail
For much of the past decade, while national organizations lobbied for "immigration reform," undocumented people...
December 10, 2013
Freedom From the Felon Label
Half a century ago, when Freedom Riders came though North Carolina on their way South,...
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