(RNS) “People prayed, people went to church. I remember on Sundays the stores were closed,” said an Arizona state senator.
Articles tagged “Martin Luther King Jr.”
(RNS) While other civil rights leaders of the 1950s and ’60s are more broadly celebrated as American heroes, the fire with which Malcolm X spoke still overpowers the words he was saying.
(RNS) If Moral Mondays are, in fact, the beginnings of another Great Awakening, they promise not only to speak to people in a context of social crisis but also to reshape religious practice in America.
(RNS) If the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel were the “generals” in the civil rights war of the 1960s, I was a foot soldier in the army of pastors, priests and rabbis.
(RNS) In the 1960 letter, the civil rights leader tells Parks that “kind and encouraging words” from her and others sustained him when foes of racial equality harassed or tried to intimidate him.
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Can you spot some of the biblical and historical references in King’s speech?
(RNS) Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall on Aug. 24, 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Religion News Service interviewed people of faith at the commemoration about what it meant to them.
(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.