Speaking at the official campus forum at Brigham Young University, the person who has not been arrested at least three times in the last five months.
The Rev. Fr. Dr. William Barber II Beginning with his sermon on President Joe Biden’s inaugural prayer service in January Speaking at the Vatican To create national news on the trial of Ahmed Arberry’s murder two weeks ago in October. The time in between is full of parades, demonstrations and those arrests, taking him from Texas to Arizona and Washington, DC
On Tuesday, it took him to the center of BYU’s Marriott Center, where he called himself the country’s instructor, telling the university to “stop” America, and ask students to become moral defibrillators to shock the nation. Action to help the poor.
Towards the end of his speech, he threw aside the binder that held his speech, and as it was spinning and falling to the ground, he leaned over his cane, threw his shoulders back, and shouted for moral revolution in America.
“Let’s put all our energy together,” he began his decision, building toward the crescendo. “Let’s do a moral parade in Washington. Let’s trust the loving community. Let’s refuse to give up this democracy. Am I feeling the pulse here? Is there any power here? Let’s join together. I feel the power of the Holy Spirit, and I know what a day it will be when we get together to make love and do justice.
“What a day! What a day! What a day!” Shout that. “What a day of justice. What a day of rebuilding. What a revival day. It’s a day of renewal when we get together. What a day! What a day! What a day! “
A total of 1,824 BYU students, faculty and staff were in attendance, responding with a firm standing applause, according to estimates from Marriott Center officials.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Barber is suffering from chronic pain with an arthritic condition called ankylosing spondylitis. He looked exhausted as he took a step away from the stage and collapsed backward on a full back stool.
“I’m tired,” he later admitted. “Above all, I am emotionally exhausted after my father-in-law’s death. I will give their praise on Thursday.
Rev. of the North Carolina Church, Rev. Fr. Dr. Barber is co-president Poor people campaign, A coalition of poor people who crossed all racial lines in the model of Martin Luther King Jr. 1968 March of the Poor. King was turning his attention to poverty and reducing militarism before his assassination later that year. King’s Call for Love Community is the subject of this year’s BYU Forum addresses, which began with the visit of Martin Luther King III in September.
The lecture series has caught fire in some BYU students.
I loved the energy that Elizabeth Curritt, 22, a junior in environmental science from San Marcos, Texas, brought today. “I love the theme of this whole year’s forums, the community of love. This feels like a turning point for BYU. It feels like we are becoming more integrated and this is helping us to embrace diversity and be more inclusive. These forums are showing us clear ways to do it.
For example, Curritt has stated that he intends to take part in the March 18, 2022 Washington, March, Rev. Fr. Dr. Barber said during the questionnaire.
The Poor People Campaign plans to arrange buses to bring people from Utah and across the country to Washington, DC.
“I have never seen in history a major transformation that people have not come together before,” said the Rev. Dr. Barber said in response to a question. He referred to the May 1857 meeting that inspired the abolitionist movement in the United States.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Barber used the moral defibrillator image at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, yet he labeled liberal or conservative labels as too trivial to tackle America’s poverty problem and absent from American establishment records.
“When I read our Constitution of the United States, and I see the call to establish justice as a first principle, and I see the glowing realities of systemic racism and poverty, and environmental destruction and underfunding,” he said. With notions of white supremacy over education, and the denial of health care, and the false and distorted moral narrative of the war economy and the false and distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism, it is clear to me that we are facing a potential crisis. A crisis of civilization and democracy. “
Rev. Fr. Dr. Barber reiterated his longstanding stance that America needed a third rebuild, the first during the post-Civil War period and the second during the Civil Rights Movement of 1960.
“We need to know a lot of post-day saints: national repentance,” he said. “We need a third rebuild. There is no time to waste. There is no time to wait.
He urged BYU students to follow Jesus Christ’s advice to work from the bottom up – “the least of these” – and focus on ending poverty.
“You are not tomorrow’s leaders,” he said. “You have to be part of the moral voice today.”
The New Yorker profile of 2018 described the large priest as cutting the Arsine profile, as his condition causes him to lean forward as he speaks. He wore a three-piece black suit, a magenta shirt with a clerical collar and a gold cross, hanging in a chain around his neck. He used a white towel to wipe the sweat off his face and eyebrows.
His sermon on Biden’s inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC relies on Isaiah 58, where he Said in prayer, “What a day it would be if our children’s children called us to what you have called: those who violate the breach.”
Next June is designed to put 140 million people in poverty in the United States, he said.
“It’s time, you,” he said. “It is time for the legislature to put an end to poverty. The time has come when one-third of the voters say the poor and the less wealthy have been hurting our people for a long time and we are no longer silent. It is time to expand democratic participation.
It is being set up so that “people of every race are rejected, people of faith and people have deep moral concerns and even lawyers and conscientious aristocrats can help save the heart and soul of this nation.”
The barber was arrested at the US Capitol On June 23rd And Back on August 3rd The Poor People’s Campaign for the $ 15 Minimum Wage and the For the People Act, during nonviolent demonstrations for the Voting Rights Bill. He was also arrested in July During the sit-in Sen while conducting a rally on similar issues. Outside the office of Kirsten Cinema, D-Ariz.
He helped lead a four-day march in Texas in July To protest voter suppression law.
Two weeks ago, he became the center of national news after he received Ahmed Arberry’s parents’ request to travel to Georgia to sit with them during the trial of the men who shot and killed their unarmed son. One defense lawyer asked a judge to ban black pastors from the courtroom, a judge refused and labeled them “reprehensible,” and one of the Rev. Fr. Dr. Barber Wrote about the Washington Post.
“I’m saying change can come,” he told the BYU audience. “So as I was getting into my seat, I had a question: Is there any moral force in this room? Is there a heart called Brigham Young in this house? Looks like I’m experiencing a pulse out there. Is there a pulse here? What if we’re all together? What if we shocked this nation until we all get together, and raise the poor and pay the workers and insure the sick and end the hopeless and merciless homelessness? , And false police killings are stopped …? What if we were together until we could grow a loving community and protect children and never neglect civil rights and labor rights and human rights? I got one piece of advice: let’s get together.
The Rev. Dr. Barber can see his address In BYUtv.