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 how to take action and find your local state campaign, see here.
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 resolution: This 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.
Episcopalians from across the Church participated in the June 18, 2022 Poor People’s Campaign March on Washington. Learn more about this historical march!