The NC Council of Churches is proud to publish a brand new e-book collection of testimonies from Moral Mondays. With 32 short vignettes from North Carolinians across the state, Voices of Moral Mondays tells the story of everyday folks being motivated to speak out on account of their faith. Many, though not all, of the accounts describe what it was like to engage in civil disobedience and be arrested by the authorities. Click here to download the free e-book.
By Rev. Robert Kennel, Covenant Christian Church, Cary
Moral Mondays helped me maintain some sanity through this unbelievable legislative session. I was able to make nine Moral Mondays but did not get arrested because my wife sincerely asked me not to, perhaps because we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in July.
William Barber is a friend and a fellow Disciple of Christ clergy brother. He has done a great job in leading the organization of effort and in keeping it on target and respectful. Over the spring, I met both old friends and new friends who have their heads screwed on straight and with whom I will work on upcoming elections to right so many wrongs.
I have written three letters to the editor of the Raleigh News & Observer this spring, two of which were published. All spoke to the embarrassment I feel as a native North Carolina citizen about what Gov. McCrory (whom I used to admire) and the majority of legislators (for whom I feel disgust) have done in this session. Perhaps the biggest disappointment of all is the arrogant over-reach on “voting rights suppression.” That is at the core of our democracy. As a former US Air Force officer and proud NC State graduate, my patriotism has risen to new heights of civic commitment.