“Today we stand as truth-tellers witnessing to the pain and suffering caused by the injustices within our community and across this country. We gather to declare that we need a moral revival, a radical revolution of values.” https://kairoscenter.org/revival-time-moral-revolution-values/
I’m so grateful that I was able to attend the MPOLIS (Moral Political Organizing Leadership Institute Summit) Wednesday, with Rev. Dr. William Barber. These events have been occurring in about 20 cities in the United States, as part of a new organization named Repairers of the Breach. Building on the work of Moral Mondays, this is the beginning of a movement to return moral values to our broken political and economic systems. Rev. Barber explained this eloquently to the nation with his wonderful speech at the Democratic National Convention.
The purpose of these MPOLIS sessions is to provide local faith leaders with the tools to examine social conditions from a faith perspective and for movement building. One of the tools explored was the use of theomusicology. A friend, Yin Min Kyi posted a short video of one song we sang: We won’t be silent anymore
These sessions are preparation for a series of “revivals” that will be occurring all over the country in the coming months https://kairoscenter.org/revival-time-moral-revolution-values/ that will include testimonies from impacted people, and will urge people to sign the Higher Ground Moral Declaration http://www.moralrevival.org/signmoraldeclaration
Higher Ground Moral Declaration
We declare that the deepest public concerns of our nation and faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, those on the margins, the least of these, women, children, workers, immigrants and the sick; equality and representation under the law; and the desire for peace, love and harmony within and among nations.
Together, we lift up and defend the most sacred moral principles of our faith and constitutional values, which are: the economic liberation of all people; ensuring every child receives access to quality education; healthcare access for all; criminal justice reform; and ensuring historically marginalized communities have equal protection under the law.
Our moral traditions have a firm foundation upon which to stand against the divide-and-conquer strategies of extremists. We believe in a moral agenda that stands against systemic racism, classism, poverty, xenophobia, and any attempt to promote hate towards any members of the human family.
We claim a higher ground in partisan debate by returning public discourse to our deepest moral and constitutional values.