Social Justice & Advocacy Engagement

The Episcopal Church and the Poor People’s Campaign

The Episcopal Church continues to partner with the Poor People’s Campaign in advocating for truth-telling and social change within the systems of racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy. Through this important partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign, the Episcopal Church fully embodies the gospel of the Jesus Movement. For more information about the upcoming events for the 2022 Poor People’s Campaign, see here.

Campaign Resources

June 17th, 2022 Episcopal Poor People’s Campaign Gathering and Community Meal in Washington DC: On Friday, June 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM, Episcopalians are invited to gather Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW Washington, DC. The gathering will include speakers, prayer, and then an invitation to participate with the DC Poor People’s Campaign in a community meal and evening prayer service at the Lincoln Memorial.

Jesus Movement and the Poor People’s Campaign Facebook Group: Connect with Episcopalians engaged in the Poor People’s Campaign, and share your witness, prayers, and organizing updates.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Speech: Watch this short video of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaking at a Poor People’s Campaign event in 2018 in Aberdeen, Washington.

Executive Council 2018 resolutionThis resolution documents the Executive Council’s acknowledgement and partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign. The guidance and direction of the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church led our Church into practical actions in matters of poverty, racism, sexism, and economic justice. 

The Souls of Poor Folk Audit: There are 140 million people who are poor and struggling in America. Explore the ways justice proposes to make moral policy also economically sound policy.

The Poor People’s Jubilee Platform: This platform identifies legislative and policy priorities to address injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy that has evolved over the past 5 years. 

Register your organization, faith community or denomination as a June 18th Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizing Partner

Receive updates about The Episcopal Church’s partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign 

Episcopalians from across the Church are participating in the June 18 Poor People’s Campaign March on Washington, with options to engage virtually or attend in person.

Contact:
The Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg

Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation

Contact:
The Rev. Melanie Mullen

Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care