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60 Years On, King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Relevant as Ever, Say Faith Leaders

posted on May 1, 2023

Adelle M. Banks of Religion News Service reports, “It’s been more than half a century since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ on scraps of paper, but faith leaders say his response to white clergy critics endures as a ‘road map’ for those working on justice and equal rights.” Faith communities around the country have held events and created artistic displays to commemorate the anniversary and highlight the letter’s relevance to current social movements for racial justice. The Rev. Melech E.M. Thomas, a millennial AME pastor, said, “The mission didn’t stop with the man. We have an obligation to continue what he called us to do and I hope that myself and my generation, as we are coming into leadership, will continue to do the same.”

Read at Religion News Service