Butterfield Congratulates Bishop William J. Barber II on Yale Divinity School Appointment

Government and Politics

December 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement on Bishop William J. Barber II’s appointment to head the new Center for Public Theology and Public Policy at the Divinity School of Yale University:

“I extend congratulations to my friend, Bishop William Barber, on his selection to lead the Yale Divinity School’s new Center for Public Theology and Public Policy. I cannot think of anyone more suited for this role than him.” said Congressman Butterfield.

“The movement that he spearheaded through his many years of grassroots advocacy to fight systemic racism, poverty, and other injustices is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the work he has done at the intersection of faith and advocacy.

“His dedication and proven ability to build coalitions aimed at improving the lives of poor and low-income people around the world makes him deserving of this position. I applaud Yale Divinity School for making this momentous appointment.”