June 18, 2018
This is the last of six Mondays of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival that began a 40-day campaign on May 14, 2018. On six consecutive Mondays, people of peace are standing up for 12 Fundamental Principles at state capitals throughout the United States, including the country’s capital in Washington, D.C. We invite you to be in dialogue with yourself and others about these principles.
Principle 11: We uphold the need to do a season of sustained moral direct action as a way to break through the tweets and shift the moral narrative. We are demonstrating the power of people coming together across issues and geography and putting our bodies on the line to the issues that are affecting us all.
Principle 12: The Campaign and all its Participants and Endorsers embrace nonviolence. Violent tactics or actions will not be tolerated.
Questions to Consider Personally and/or With Family, Friends and Faith Communities about Principles 11 and 12:
- How would I define violent communication with myself and with others?
- What are the various ways I might continue to participate in the Poor People’s Campaign, both personally and publicly as a way of life and an article of faith?
If you wish to learn more or become involved in the Poor People’s Campaign, go to https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/ or search for Poor Peoples Campaign in your state. Let us know where and how you will participate and send us photos and reflections.
Rev. Andrea Goodman
President of the Board
with the Executive Director,
The Board of Directors,
The Advisory Board and all of us
at The Interfaith Peace Project