Martin Luther King Jr

As I picture the children of Israel gathered before Moses, the image is overlaid with another timely scene of mass gathering and powerful words of admonition, blessing and promise: Wednesday (Aug. 28) marks the 50th anniversary of the March on...
(March 7, 2013) How shall we interpret what Jesus said in light of our deep divisions over abortion? Is the fetus in the womb oppressed or is the pregnant woman denied choices oppressed? Is the woman captive to laws that restrict her access not only...
(January 17, 2013) Just two weeks ago, we commemorated the 40th anniversary of Heschel’s death (the 18th of Tevet on the Jewish calendar), and next week we will we will celebrate King’s 84th birthday (January 15, 1929).
(November 1, 2012) The Rev. Derrick Harkins, the pastor of The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., was named the faith outreach director of the Democratic National Committee in October 2011. Since then, he's traversed the...
(February 25, 2013) Spurred on by the Occupy Wall Street movement, African-American leaders have banded together to forge the Occupy the Dream movement to highlight the widening gap between the rich and poor. Economic injustice was a focus of Dr....
On the 50th Anniversary of Dr King's March on Washington, we ask how would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. view today's faith activists?
(January 11, 2012) Prayer and protest are married yet this does not mean that one sits in a pew of passivity and does not act. The witness of Dr. King shows otherwise.
(December 8, 2011) Professor and author Gary Dorrien tells how the suffering Christ he discovered in his humble youth led him into a life of activism.
(January 18, 2013) The gift that Martin Luther King, Jr., gave to others in the American Civil Rights Movement was the conviction that, whatever the cost, this was something that mattered, says the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell. Campbell speaks of...
(February 28, 2011) Recalling his days as civil rights worker registering voters in the South in 1965, innovative educator Peter Geffen says the ongoing work of building a more fair and just society must involve everyone, including those like...