(RNS) “We didn’t know what would happen when we reached the capitol. We were singing the civil rights song, ‘I Am Not Afraid,’ but, yes, I was afraid.”
Articles tagged “Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.”
(RNS) A Baptist deacon, a minister, a Unitarian laywoman and an Episcopal seminarian sacrificed their lives in connection with the Alabama voting rights protests.
WASHINGTON (RNS) But beware, said LifeWay Research director Ed Stetzer: “If you don’t like diversity, you’re really not going to like heaven.”
(RNS) “They used to call them the civil rights twins — he and Dr. King,” recalled Terrie Randolph, who was Ralph Abernathy’s secretary when he became president of SCLC after King’s death. “You wouldn’t see one without the other.”
(RNS) When you strip away the costumes, mythology, and mascara-wearing Egyptians monarchs, what do you really have? “Exodus” is a film about the birth of freedom. A people demands its rights. A leader screams out for redemption. Sound familiar?
(RNS) “The church is jumping in to lend its support — not to lead it — which is a different place from where the black church has been historically,” said Baltimore pastor Jamal-Harrison Bryant.
“This was the spiritual workplace of the civil rights movement,” said the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy III, whose foundation is seeking to have the site of the historic church designated as a national park.
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (RNS) Bernice King and others from the King Center in Atlanta are meeting with Missouri high school students to help them channel anger over the police shooting of Michael Brown into positive change.
(RNS) Bernice King had said that her father “MUST be turning in his grave” over her brothers’ attempts to sell his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal, calling it “outright morally reprehensible.”