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William Barber II

Protestant Minister; President and Senior Lecturer, Repairers of the Breach; Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign

William Barber II is president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, which builds and supports moral movements for social change, and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. He’s a bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and executive board member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Barber is a professor in the practice of public theology and public policy at Yale Divinity School, where he’s founding director of the Center for Public Theology and Public Policy. Previously, he was president of the North Carolina NAACP and served on the national NAACP board. His most recent book is “White Poverty: How Exposing Myths About Race and Class Can Reconstruct American Democracy.”

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