(AP) — A maverick of the civil rights movement who integrated the University of Mississippi and worked for Sen. Jesse Helms, Meredith says black people must lead the way for Christians of all races to have spiritual healing.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — West said he’s had to answer critics who can’t understand how he travels around the country with George: 'I say, "Have you met him? Have you sat down and talked with him?"'
(RNS) — Whenever we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., some people inevitably pull out a piece of sandpaper and try to smooth the sharp edges of the great civil rights prophet.
(RNS) — Why don’t more of us study and think of theological giants like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his chief of staff, the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, as theologians?
(RNS) — While he is remembered for speaking out against racism and segregation during his later revivals, some scholars argue that he gave white evangelicals a safe alternative to civil rights engagement.
CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Walker was a key player in the civil rights movement, brought in by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be the executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
(RNS) — Ultimately, doctrines of racial superiority have to be destroyed in the deep places of our souls. But a smartphone can help.
(RNS) — The council is largely out of step with the groups they claim to represent, religious Americans in general and evangelicals more specifically.
When HHS does get around to writing its rules, it would do well to listen to the Catholic Health Association in developing rules that protect individual consciences but do not discriminate.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Their campaign includes provocative imagery certain to stoke the fierce debate surrounding an upcoming Supreme Court case.
Has Reverend Al Sharpton changed? Let's hope so.
What do we do about places named for Confederate generals? Change the names.
(RNS) The mostly African-American throng, smaller than expected due to the rain, heard civic and religious leaders address health care, voting rights, economic equality and police reform.
(RNS) He cited the role of congregations in three new national historic areas in Alabama and South Carolina.
(RNS) She helped type and edit her husband's sermons and rejected the asceticism he had wanted to model after traveling to India and studying Gandhi's words. Excerpts from her book, as told to the Rev. Barbara Reynolds.