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An Evening with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Oct 7, 2020
Join the Pennsylvania Council of Churches on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. EST, for a discussion with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. Learn about the Poor People’s Campaign and mobilizing the poor vote in 2020.
The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, along with Co-Chair the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, organized the largest coordinated wave of nonviolent civil disobedience in 21st Century America and has since emerged as one of the nation’s leading social movement forces. She is also the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary.
Liz received her BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania; her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in 2004 where she was the first William Sloane Coffin Scholar; and her PhD from Union in New Testament and Christian Origins. She has been published in the NY Times, Time Magazine, CNN, The Guardian, Sojourners, The Nation, and others. In 2018, she gave the “Building a Moral Movement” TEDtalk at TEDWomen. She was named the Women of Spirit recipient from the Presbyterian Church (USA), Selma “Bridge” Award recipient in 2018, one of the Politico 50 of “thinkers, doers and visionaries whose ideas are driving politics”, one of 11 Women Shaping the Church by Sojourners, and one of 15 faith leaders to watch by the Center for American Progress in 2020.
Liz is the author of Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor (Eerdmans, 2017). She is co-author of Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing (Beacon, 2018). Liz is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.