Topic: Religious Leaders

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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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    Read excerpts from Reflections on “Our Pastor: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church,” a compilation of the recollections of 34 parishioners who were members of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was their pastor from 1954 to 1960. More

    April 4, 2003 | 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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    Read more of our interview with Walter Fluker, director and editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Morehouse College. More

    January 18, 2002 | Comments

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    Read more of our interview with Dr. Robert Franklin, President of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, who describes prominent African-American scholar and activist Howard Thurman as a “21st-century theologian working in the middle of the 20th century.” More

    January 18, 2002 | Comments

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    We spoke with Rabbis Deborah Wechsler and Robert Tobin, both of Chizuk Amuno congregation in Baltimore, Maryland, about the High Holidays and their preparation for them. More

    September 29, 2000 | Comments

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    The installation of former Ambassador Andrew Young as the new president of the Protestant-based National Council of Churches was among the highlights of the NCC’s 50th anniversary celebration, but the organization faces financial problems and lack of a clear mission. More

    November 12, 1999 | Comments

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