Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King Jr’

The United States used to have leaders

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Just over 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated and across the United States explosive protests broke out all over the country. In stark contrast to today, Robert Kennedy, a Democratic presidential candidate, gave the following speech in Indianapolis. Kennedy’s speech perhaps offers a lesson in leadership and reminds Read more

Rev Martin Luther King Jr: his wisdom is still calling us higher

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Migrants and Refugees

When a disciple of Jesus takes his or her baptismal call seriously, that person’s words and actions live on long after he or she leaves this world. An outstanding example of this truth is found in the prophetic discipleship of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr King, with selfless courage, faithfully lived out his Read more

The law and Martin Luther King Jr

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Fifty years ago this week, the great American preacher, Martin Luther King Jr, published a letter explaining his stand on civil disobedience. He was in jail at the time after being arrested for breaking Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations. Some white clergymen had criticised him for leading illegal marches against segregation – a charge Read more