Poor People’s Campaign: Mass Meeting with Rev. William Barber
Intellectual House–the Native Life & Tribal Relations Longhouse at the University of Washington | November 6, 7:00pm
Join Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis for a Mass Meeting for the Poor People’s Campaign. This campaign aims to build a broad and deep national moral fusion movement – rooted in the leadership of the poor, marginalized and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings – to unite our country from the bottom up.
This campaign has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society. We draw on the history, vision and unfinished work of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.
There is a resounding call to save the very soul of this nation: We need a Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral Revival in America. It is time to become a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life.
The Bishop White Prayer Book Society
It is probably a rare thing to be told that your parish might be eligible for a gift – a gift that is actually useful and which is backed up by a promise that has been kept since 1833. It was in that year Bishop William White founded the Prayer Book Society which today bears his name. Through the years the Bishop White Prayer Book Society has made possible the provision of Prayer Books and Hymnals (and their supplements) to parishes and missions that could not afford them. Our website has more information about the application process. Can we be of help to your parish?
Northwest Community Bail Fund
Being unable to post bail before trial can leave people with a tough choice – plead guilty to a crime they may not have committed, or stay in jail for weeks or months. Both choices impact their job, their shelter/housing, and even custody of children.
The Northwest Community Bail Fund has a mission to provide cash bail for people who are unable to pay due to poverty and who are charged with misdemeanor crimes in King County with a total bail set at less than or equal to $1500. This allows them to get out of jail during their trial period and defend themselves from a position of freedom. We are modeling the ministry on other bail funds that are currently in existence, namely the Bronx Freedom Fund and the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.
Ways to get involved:
- Community Partner (provide reminders court dates and arrange transportation)
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Manage social media
- Advocacy work on bail reform
- www.saintmarks.org – “Give” link in upper right corner and enter amount on the line for Northwest Community Bail Fund
- Check made out to St. Mark’s Cathedral with Northwest Community Bail Fund on memo line
- Provide community service projects for people being released from jail
Priory Spiritual Center
The Priory Spiritual Center in Lacey has announced their schedule of programs for October, including Compassion and Politics, The Celtic Way of Prayer, and Blue Sapphire of the Mind. The Priory offers retreats, spiritual direction, and workshops; fees are charged for their programs.