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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in June 1965. King was head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. (AP Photo)
Need to know: Monday, April 2, 2018
From the black church to India: The theology of Martin Luther King Jr.
On the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, it's worth remembering that the civil rights leader “was no armchair theologian.”
Mormons get two new apostles who are not white Americans, in historic LDS General Conference
Church members expressed surprise and delight that the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — a governing body — will now feature more ethnic diversity than ever before with the appointments of a Brazilian businessman and a Californian of Asian descent.
‘Hope and dignity’: Pope calls for peace in Easter message
On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, delivering his Easter message to a packed St. Peter's Square.
Democrats are Christians, too
The messages that have steadily cemented white evangelicals with Republican politics are so ingrained that even those conservatives who lament the current state of American evangelicalism can’t help reinforcing them, writes Amy Sullivan. (Subscription may be required)
Bach was far more religious than you might think
Many modern biographers characterize the composer as a forward-looking, quasi-scientific thinker. But his personal Study Bible proves different. (Subscription may be required)
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