Instructor: Adam Barnes and leaders from the Kairos Center
Date: Friday, November 6, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Saturday, November 7, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Format: This two-day intensive course will be held online, through synchronous sessions. Registrants are expected to attend full-time, for both days.
Join leaders from the Kairos Center and the Poor People’s Campaign a week after the elections to discuss the growing movement of the 140 million poor and low-income people in this country. Learn more about the history and structure of the Campaign as well as the theological insights being discovered in the struggle itself. We will spend some time discussing A Moral Policy Agenda to Heal the Nation: The Poor People’s Jubilee Platform, a comprehensive vision for our country that is rooted in the struggles and insight of the poor. Particular attention will be paid to how faith leaders and communities of faith are playing a prophetic and pastoral role in this movement. We will also share and discuss tactics for how to grow and nurture this work in our congregations and communities.
Adam Barnes, PhD is the coordinator of the Rights and Religions program at the Kairos Center. Born in St. Louis, MO and raised in Colorado, he has lived in New York since 2006 and worked at the Poverty Initiative/Kairos Center since 2007. In 2016 Adam completed a PhD in Comparative Theology at Union Theological Seminary. His dissertation investigates the liberative theology and spirituality emerging from anti-poverty struggles in the US and in a Sufi-Muslim community in West Africa. He received a BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago, and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Currently he is working closely with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival helping to coordinate faith leaders and institutions. He is the father of three amazing children and married to Shailly Barnes.