We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People's Campaign


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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, alongside Bishop William J. Barber II, and she is the director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary. She has been named by Politico as one of 50 "thinkers, doers and visionaries whose ideas are driving politics," by Sojourners as one of 11 Women Shaping the Church, and by the Center for American Progress as one of 15 Faith Leaders to Watch. Her work has been published in Boston Review, The Christian Century, CNN, The Guardian, Religion News Service, Sojourners, Time magazine, and others. She is the author of Always with Us? and coauthor of Revive Us Again. Theoharis is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and teaches at Union Theological Seminary. She and her family live in New York City.

Reverend William J. Barber II is a Protestant minister, social activist, professor, and founding director of the Center for Public Theology and Public Policy at Yale Divinity School. President of Repairers of the Breach, Barber will lead the Poor People's Campaign's March on Washington in June 2024.


"Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis is a towering love warrior and freedom fighter for precious poor people in the bowels of the American empire. This rich collection of essays is a powerful cacophony of prophetic voices that prefigure our beloved community." --Cornel West, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair, Union Theological Seminary, New York City

"Put down what you are doing and read this book now. It is a bridge between what Muslims call deen and dunya the cosmic world and the material world. We Cry Justice will inspire you to organize for the world that God calls us to create." --Eboo Patel, founder and president, Interfaith Youth Core

"As we read [God's Word] together, we are reminded that the gospel is 'good news to the poor'--if it's not good news to the poor, then it is not the gospel of Jesus." --Shane Claiborne, author, activist, co-founder of Red Letter Christians

"If you are inspired by the Poor People's Campaign, We Cry Justice is a must-read. It will inspire spiritual practice, scriptural reflection, and social action to transform your life--and the world." --Valarie Kaur, Sikh American civil rights leader, author of See No Stranger: A Memoir & Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

"We Cry Justice is good news! Read cover to cover or dip into random chapters; each chapter is an encounter with people living the Scripture with vibrant truth. This clarion call is the encounter that is needed to agitate and heal our nation and our planet." --Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, lawyer, advocate, and former executive director of NETWORK

"In these pages, an impressive group of contributors reminds us that we cannot talk about the love of God without taking seriously the need for justice for all God's children, especially the poor, the vulnerable, and the voiceless." --The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church and author of Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times

"The book is an invitation to reflect in fresh ways on the urgency of faith and on the demanding crisis we face concerning issues of justice. This book is not to be 'scanned.' It is to be lived with while the justice-working, world-transforming Spirit of God does its relentless, indefatigable work." --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Whether used as a personal devotional or as the foundation for communal discernment, We Cry Justice is an immediate must-have for anyone who takes seriously the biblical call to work for a just and abundant life for all of creation." --Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto and former moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

"The writers of We Cry Justice bring alive the meaning and the challenge of 'God's preferential option for the poor' for our world today. The message is clear: Doing justice is not an option for people of faith; rather, it is the work of God." --The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, PhD, dean, Episcopal Divinity School at Union, Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology, Union Theological Seminary