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Liz Theoharis

The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is, with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, which organized the largest and most expansive wave of nonviolent civil disobedience in U.S. history. She is the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary. She has spent over the past two decades organizing amongst the poor in the United States. Liz received her BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania; her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, where she was the first William Sloane Coffin Scholar; and her PhD from Union in New Testament and Christian Origins. Liz was named one of the Politico 50 of “thinkers, doers and visionaries whose ideas are driving politics” in 2018. She gave a TED Talk, “A Call for Moral Revival” with Rev. Dr. William Barber in 2018. Liz is the author of Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor. She is co-author of Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing. Liz is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Liz Theoharis Poor Peoples Campaign

The Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran and cuts to SNAP benefits are two sides of the same war that the rich are waging against the global poor.

Liz Theoharis