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MLK50 commentaries

King convinced me to give my whole life to the church and his dream

By Malcolm Clemens Young — March 30, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) — Above all, what most impresses me all these years later is the power of Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. It is the antithesis to the 'America First' slogan.

When Martin Luther King Jr. broke his silence on Vietnam

By Amy Butler — March 29, 2018
NEW YORK (RNS) — In 'Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,' King reminded his listeners of why he began the work for which he would ultimately give his life.

MLK’s last Sunday sermon is as relevant today as it was in 1968

By Randolph Marshall Hollerith — March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON (RNS) — On issues of gun violence, racism, economic inequality or immigration, our human instinct is to not offend and to wait for others to act. He challenged the institutional oppression of his day and calls us to confront the injustices of our own time.
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