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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: Sermon on War and Militarism

May 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Under the current proposed federal budget, 6​5​ cents of every dollar of federal discretionary spending will go to the military by 2023, while only 12 cents will be used for anti-poverty programs.

War and militarism are persistent and pervasive evils perpetuated by a distorted moral narrative that must be challenged. Join us at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church — the same church where Abraham Lincoln worshiped when he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke out against the Vietnam War — to hear Reverend Barber discuss how we can stand together to create a revolution of values in America.

Other speakers will include IPS’s Phyllis Bennis and Matthew Hoh, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy. There will also be music and poetry.

In conjuntion with Repairers of The Breach, this event is co-spsonored by: Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), CodePink, Peace Action, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination CommitteeNational Council of Churches, and National Iranian-American Council.

The event will be livestreamed at and also on the Repairers of the Breach, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and William Barber Facebook pages.


May 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC United States
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