Tag: civil rights

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    During the Montgomery bus boycott “it was black Christians teaching white Christians what it mean to be Christian,” says a white Lutheran pastor who joined with Martin Luther King Jr. and others to change the world. More

    January 14, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch much more of our conversation with Rev. Robert Graetz, who calls the Montgomery bus boycott a spiritual movement based on love and nonviolence that changed the hearts of people across the country. More

    January 14, 2011 | Comments

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    The freedom Jews have experienced in America, says curator Josh Perelman, “also makes possible the ultimate choice, which is not to be Jewish.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Lincoln loomed large over Glenn Beck’s recent Restore Honor rally. Both of them were exceptional historical figures who had an exceptional sense of caution when they spoke of God in relation to American destiny.
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    September 3, 2010 | Comments

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    In addition to confronting tough political issues in the Middle East, US agencies and departments across the government are targeting violent extremism, human rights, and civil rights at home and abroad, says the Obama administration’s special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. More

    June 4, 2010 | Comments

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    The fight is not over whether faith groups are subject to the law, says the president of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, “because they are subject to whatever the law is, which in many cases makes this exception for them. The question is should this exception be allowed to continue?” More

    May 28, 2010 | Comments

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    “I think King would make a case for the principles and practices of nonviolence even in settling disputes between nations,” says Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor at Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC. More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    Forty-five years after her death, how do Flannery O’Connor’s views about the South, race, violence, Catholicism, and Christian realism hold up? More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Fifty years ago at the beginning of America’s civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. went to India to walk in the footsteps of one of his heroes, Mohandas Gandhi. Dr. King was strongly influenced by Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolent resistance. Recently, Dr. King’s son and many civil rights veterans revisited India to honor both King and Gandhi. More

    April 3, 2009 | Comments

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    Connections between Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. are inevitable. Some see the presidential inauguration as a testament to the sacrifice of Reverend King and a as powerful expression of hope. More

    January 16, 2009 | Comments

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