On Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m., we welcome as our special guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-director of the Kairos Center and the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Rev. Dr. Theoharis has spent the last two decades with grassroots, community-led, anti-poverty organizations, working to build the movement to end poverty. In her book Always with Us?, she argues that being poor is not inevitable and that a theology that suggests otherwise has stifled the growth of a transformative movement to end poverty.

At 2:00 p.m., Rev. Dr. Theoharis will also lead a workshop on the theology that guides her work and the new effort to build a Poor People’s Campaign to unite the poor and dispossessed into a broad social movement. It is inspired by the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the last years of his life, King became convinced that a movement led by a united force of the “poor and dispossessed” was what was needed to confront the triplet evils of racism, poverty, and militarism. Like King, the leaders of today’s Poor People’s Campaign believe this is not only a struggle against specific laws and policies, but a struggle for our deepest moral and religious beliefs.

Workshop admission is $10; scholarships are available, and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Please contact the Hancock Church office with questions: 781-862-4220 or office@hancockchurch.org.