Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Edward Snowden “would be truer to what is morally at stake in his actions and to the highest tradition of civil disobedience if he came home to face the consequences.” More

    February 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “Peace requires that we nurture each other…you have to live with this community ethic where you recognize…that we are deeply interconnected,” says Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. More

    December 20, 2013 | Comments

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    View Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly’s archive of stories about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. More

    November 27, 2013 | Comments

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    The civil rights movement was both “the work of the Lord and the work of freedom,” says author Taylor Branch. “It took redemption, and it took faith and tenacity, not just an empty, simple hope.” More

    November 27, 2013 | Comments

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    Recent events such as the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman have highlighted racial divides that still exist in the U.S. 50 years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In the wake of the shooting, local black and white pastors in Sanford, Florida are taking a hard look at what more they can do to promote dialogue, understanding, and racial reconciliation. More

    August 23, 2013 | Comments

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    “We need to remember that the anniversary of the March on Washington is not the anniversary of a speech, but the anniversary of a very important point in history to expand democracy, to deepen democracy, and to make democracy more faithful to its own sayings.” More

    August 23, 2013 | Comments

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    “I call Dr. King a modern founder in the sense that he was doing just what Jefferson and Lincoln and the other American founders were doing in their most spiritual moments…which was to confront very stubborn forms of evil and subjugation and figure out a way to transform them into equal citizenship.” More

    June 21, 2013 | Comments

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    “Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind in the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again once you’ve been branded a felon,” says Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison. More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    KIM LAWTON, correspondent: At the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, local students are on a field trip, learning how 50 years ago, kids around their age played a pivotal role in the struggle against segregation. One of them was … More

    April 26, 2013 | Comments

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