Topic: Religious Leaders

  • “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 (3)

  • 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 (1)

  • Following the events of September 11th, major Christian and Muslim scholars and religious officials have been working together to find ways believers in each religion can live side by side in peace. More

    September 19, 2008 | Comments (4)

  • 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 | 0 Comments

  • Six prominent African American ministers remember the life and death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and describe his influence on their lives, their ministries, and society at large. More

    March 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • The outspoken president of the National Association of Evangelicals Ted Haggard resigned because of a sex and drug scandal. His interim successor, Rev. Leith Anderson, insists the resignation will have no effect on the health of the NAE, which he describes as a group that is increasingly diverse. More

    November 24, 2006 | 0 Comments

  • Read more of Fred De Sam Lazaro’s interview in Minnesota with Leith Anderson, interim president of the National Association of Evangelicals. More

    November 24, 2006 | 0 Comments

  • A collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal papers – including handwritten drafts of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech – are for sale. Sotheby’s curator Elizabeth Muller gave Kim Lawton a private glimpse of the collection. More

    June 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

  • The role of pastor may be one of the most overlooked sides of Martin Luther King Jr. But it was one of the most important aspects of who he was. More

    January 13, 2006 | Comments (5)

  • Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Martin Luther King Jr. with Professor Lewis Baldwin.

    January 13, 2006 | Comments (1)