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Letter From a Birmingham Jail

Letter to America: Achieving Racial Justice Is A Job For All Of Us

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

The work of achieving the America we dream of should not be the work of one group or another but all of us who call this country home. And we the people -- Black, Brown, White -- must not rest until all can claim that dream. And bring it to powerful, just fruition.

Using Dr. King's Name to Support Bigotry

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 09.05.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Kim Davis has been jailed because her God-sense tells her it is right and fitting to discriminate against people; Dr. King was in jail because his God-sense told him it was wrong to mete out injustice against anyone - especially blacks.

7 Ways To Be Sure You Are A Martin Luther King Jr. Kind Of Christian

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. it is worthwhile to to consider the kind of faith King embodied. Because there isn't just one kind of Christian -- and not all faith, or all faith leaders, lead towards freedom.

A Serious Flaw in Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Despite claims by advocates for Common Core, there is no universal timeless interpretation of a text. Meaning then and now is something that we debate, not uncover, while supporting our views with evidence from both the text and from the world.

How Children Transformed America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On this 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Children's Crusade it is a time to remember, honor, and follow the example of the children who were frontline soldiers and transforming catalysts in America's greatest moral movement of the 20th century.

We Must Act

Dan Butin | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Dan Butin

Justice for me requires action, however imperfect and partial. Justice demands that we accomplish real goals for real people. Such on-the-ground actions rarely get noticed, often get waylaid, and are almost never completely successful.

MLK's 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail' Inspires Christian Clergy Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service A coalition of Christian churches answered the Rev. Martin Luther King's 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail," ...