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MLK Day

Rather than a day of victory, we should see Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an encouraging landmark on the continuing road to justice in our nation. We still live in a segregated society. Our journey to wholeness is far from over. […] Read More

He wasn’t the first to say it, but Martin Luther King popularized the phrase that “the arc of the moral universe … bends toward justice.” For justice to prevail, people who hope for justice must become and be advocates for it. […] Read More

The US has made Martin Luther King Jr. a national icon by sanitizing his legacy and by erasing from its memory his importance as a prophetic voice. Elements of his legacy have been either conveniently or deliberately forgotten. […] Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. saw the movement he led as a call to redeem the systems and structures that created and sustained the evil and hatred that kept America from accessing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people. […] Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. challenged us with his dream. While some seek to distort that dream, King envisioned a dream that was available even when our backs are against the wall. Go forward with courage to bring that dream to reality. […] Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. was able to succeed thanks to the assistance of others. Today, as we seek equality for all, groups like Black Lives Matter play an important role. Multiple approaches are often needed to achieve the same goals. […] Read More

We applaud Martin Luther King Jr.’s cause now, but that wasn’t always the case. His home was bombed, he was bullied by strangers and hounded by the FBI. And today the US still remains geographically and socially segregated. […] Read More

As Martin Luther King Day nears, we need a new generation of radically Christian and socially subversive parents who will lead their families faithfully and unabashedly, eager to be thermostats who will transform society. […] Read More

Not only was Martin Luther King Jr. an effective preacher, but also a poet whose words shattered the settled reality of cruelty and hate and helped us see the hope of a new possibility through his vision of the beloved community. […] Read More