• 37°

Andria Shores: It’s not enough to drop off canned goods

Columnist

Andria Shores

Poor People’s Campaign Principle No. 8: We will build up the power of people and state-based movements to serve as a vehicle for a powerful moral movement in the country and to transform the political, economic and moral structures of our society.

By Andria Shores

It is important to work locally for justice.

This is because it is at the local level that we can connect personally with those who are most in need of advocacy. It is not enough to simply drop off canned goods at our local churches or food banks.

To do that is to hold at arm’s length those whom we should develop relationships with in order to understand what needs to be done. The Poor People’s Campaign — a National Call for Moral Revival upholds this concept and more (www.poorpeoplescampaign.org).

Once we are in true communion with our fellow human beings, we can begin to work through our local governments to ensure equal justice for all.

We are far from that now, and part of the reason is that we remain isolated from one another and in denial of real human pain, suffering and injustice.

Andria Shores is a member of the Salisbury Circle of the Poor People’s Campaign.

Comments

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18

Education

Shoutouts: Southern City Church awards educational gifts

Local

City to pave streets surrounding Bell Tower Green after park is constructed

Nation/World

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Nation/World

Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

Nation/World

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

Nation/World

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Coronavirus

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

Crime

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

Kannapolis

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy

High School

High school baseball: Padgett leads Mustangs; 100th win for West coach Graham

Coronavirus

RSS superintendent, Board of Health discuss strategies for increasing student vaccination rates

Education

East Spencer charter school files petition to contest charter revocation