A moral response to the 2016 elections and Trump era could catalyze the formation of new coalitions, and a new vision — a political, social pentecost — the Rev. Dr. WIlliam Barber told a gathering of New Haveners.
He asked the audience to stand together and hold hands. More than 250 people in unison repeated the preacher’s urging: “Neighbor, you know why you are alive? Because God wants to use you in this moment to stand up to modern day Herods and Caesars, and to challenge hate with love, to challenge lies with truth, to challenge injustice with justice.”