(RNS) Rep. John Lewis, 76, teamed up with congressional staffer Andrew Aydin, 32, and artist Nate Powell, 38, to create a three-part graphic novel series about his work in the civil rights movement.
WASHINGTON (RNS) During the Days of Remembrance for the Holocaust, the congressman and activist will be honored as “an inspiration to people of conscience the world over.”
(RNS) As we pause to remember King, the prophetic voice rings out still, interrupting our petty politics to call forth a moral movement that recaptures our deepest religious and constitutional convictions.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Fifty years after a KKK bombing at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., shook hopes for a colorblind country, the four girls who died are getting their due.
WASHINGTON (RNS) "We can never forget as we celebrate, as we remember ... that it was that faith and the spirit of God itself that fueled, that infused the movement that led to great change and transformation," said the Rev. Bernice King.
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Can you spot some of the biblical and historical references in King's speech?
(RNS) Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall on Aug. 24, 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Religion News Service interviewed people of faith at the commemoration about what it meant to them.
(RNS) We've marched too long, prayed too hard, wept too bitterly, bled too profusely and died too young to let anybody turn back the clock on our journey to justice.
(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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religion News Service asked participants in the 1963 March on Washington to reflect on their lasting memories of the event, whether the Rev. Martin Luther King's dream has been achieved and how the 1963 march shaped their faith.
(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.