(RNS) — It was the labor action over harsh working conditions triggered by the deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker that prompted the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to travel to Memphis, Tenn., where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
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(RNS) — From Memphis to Washington, here are a few ways faith groups and their partners are noting that date in history.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) — Anyone who has ever participated in yoga classes, practiced 'mindfulness' meditation, looked into alternative medicine, or referred to oneself as 'spiritual but not religious,' may want to find a 70-year-old hippie this summer...
(RNS) Those who fail to recognize the war's impact on the two faiths will fail at any peace effort.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel’s lightning victory over its hostile neighbors 'was life-changing,' in the words of one American-born Israeli. But now he wonders about whether it is corroding Jewish values.
(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.
HOT SPRINGS, N.C. (RNS) On the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, it is worth recalling that Appalachia was a magnet for missionaries, both religious and secular. They failed, in part, because they did not...
(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.
(RNS) Through passionate pulpit sermons, religious leaders helped bring busloads to Washington. Fifty years later, organizers are again turning to churches to help mark the anniversary of the march.