President Biden pledges support for Rev. Barber’s campaign to end poverty


(RNS) — The Rev. William J. Barber reignited his Moral Marches to end poverty at the place where it all started eight years ago, the outdoor mall behind the North Carolina General Assembly. But in a sign of the movement’s growing national profile, he had a special guest via video on Monday (June 21): President … Read more

James Forbes’ ode to Juneteenth calls on Americans to embrace the promise of freedom


(RNS) — The Rev. James A. Forbes Jr. was already an adult when he first began to understand the significance of Juneteenth. It was his wife, Bettye, whom he met in the early ’60s when they were both students at Howard University, who helped him gain an appreciation for the commemoration. She had grown up … Read more