(RNS) On the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, scholars say it would be a mistake to celebrate King’s “I Have a Dream” speech without also acknowledging its profound criticism of American values.
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About Yonat Shimron
Yonat Shimron joined RNS in April, 2011 and became managing editor in 2013. She was the religion reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. from 1996 to 2011. During that time she won numerous awards. She is a past president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religion News Service asked participants in the 1963 March on Washington to reflect on their lasting memories of the event, whether the Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream has been achieved and how the 1963 march shaped their faith.
Aug. 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. On this day in history, King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. These archival images take a look back at civil rights events leading up to the march, as well as moments from that day.
At The Greater First Baptist Church in Washington, members were looking forward to seeing “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” the movie inspired by Eugene Allen, a member of their church who died in 2010. Allen served as a butler at the White House for more than half a dozen administrations. He served as an usher and […]
WASHINGTON (RNS) “The attributes that made him a great butler made him a great usher,” said Denise Johnson, an usher at the predominantly black D.C. church where Eugene Allen was a member for six decades.
(RNS) “These events expose the troubling reality that, far too often, the Church’s instincts are no different than from those of many other institutions, responding to such allegations by moving to protect her structures rather than her children.”
(RNS) As the immigration reform debate has moved from the Senate to the House, evangelical leaders will be back on Capitol Hill and Catholic university presidents have urged Catholics in Congress to act. But the question remains: Do these groups really have any influence?
(RNS) Greg Thornbury, dean of Union University’s theology school, has been named the new president of The King’s College, a New York City evangelical school whose previous leader became embroiled in controversy.
(RNS) A fledgling organization that opposed the Boys Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay scouts announced Tuesday (July 9) it will launch an alternative group with a Christian worldview.