Rev. Gil Caldwell

Denied admission because he’s black, civil rights leader urges Duke Divinity to confront its past

By Yonat Shimron — October 18, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — The Rev. Gil Caldwell attended Boston University’s School of Theology instead, and there met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired him to work for racial justice.

Rev. Gil Caldwell, a ‘foot soldier’ for civil rights, turns his eye to LGBT rights

By Adelle M. Banks — May 5, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The Rev. Gil Caldwell walked onto the campus of Duke Divinity School, leaning on a cane, alongside thousands of Duke alumni arriving for a reunion. But unlike the others, he wasn’t returning for a stroll down memory lane. He had come here for a glimpse of what might have been. Some 60 […]

THE BEST OF RNS: Gil Caldwell, civil rights leader, turns his eye to LGBT rights

By Adelle M. Banks — May 5, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) “There is a possibility that on gay rights and marriage equality, God is speaking more through the judiciary than God is speaking through the United Methodist Church,” he says.

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