Tag: Civil Rights Movement

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    If Dr. King were alive today, would he be campaigning for economic justice, or might he be a social conservative opposing abortion, or both? Kim Lawton has our report on the very different ways African-American ministers are trying to carry on the King legacy. More

    March 28, 2008 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt about the close relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel from THE WORD OF THE LORD IS UPON ME by Jonathan Rieder (Harvard University Press, April 2008). More

    January 18, 2008 | Comments

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    An interpretation of Jesus’ teachings that emphasizes wealth and prosperity seems to be spreading fast, especially in many African-American churches. But critics are calling the “prosperity gospel” a distortion of authentic Christian faith. More

    August 17, 2007 | Comments

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    One of Martin Luther King Jr's friends and preaching mentors was another prominent minister, Rev Gardner Taylor, who at 88 years old is still mentoring new generations of pastors.

    August 18, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s July 24, 2006 interview in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the Rev. Gardner C. Taylor. More

    August 18, 2006 | Comments

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    Read the funeral tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta by Methodist theologian L. Harold DeWolf. More

    January 13, 2006 | Comments

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    “Dr. King liked jazz,” says Rev. Michael Haynes of Twelfth Baptist Church in Boston, “I think music is just a wonderful opportunity to bring humans together. And what it did in the civil rights movement – it was the means through which they got inspiration and challenge.” Rev. Haynes invited his brother, renowned jazz drummer Roy Haynes, to be part of a special musical service honoring King. More

    January 23, 2004 | Comments

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    As one of the surviving leaders of the civil rights movement, Lewis wants to make sure the role of faith in changing the nation is never forgotten. More

    January 16, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview with Rep. John Lewis about religion and the civil rights movement.

    January 16, 2004 | Comments

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    Thirty-five years after his death, the nation is still coming to terms with the life of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Theologians, politicians, historians, and artists continue to discuss King’s legacy. More

    January 17, 2003 | Comments

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