President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris invited Rev. William Barber to deliver the homily during the interfaith service hosted by the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C on Thursday.
Barber is president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and minister of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro.
Barber is also co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
In his sermon, Rev. Barber said the nation cannot accept that 140 million Americans were poor or low-income even before the pandemic.
Barber said, “We must address the five interconnecting injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, war economy, and the false distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.”