Martin Luther King Day

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On Martin Luther King day piece from his “letter from a Birmingham Jail”

When I was suddenly catapulted into the leadership of the bus protest in Montgomery, Alabama, a few years ago, I felt we would be supported by the white church. I felt that the white ministers, priests and rabbis of the South would be among our strongest allies.

Instead, some have been outright opponents, refusing to understand the freedom movement and misrepresenting its leaders; all too many others have been more cautious than courageous and have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained glass windows.

See King was just an upstart young vicar who wasnt even the pastor he was the pastor’s son.

The congregation these pastors were faced with would have been white, and ready to face down anyone who stood in there way.

Us christians werent meant for the status quo, and more than ever we need to stand up and speak out, for our faith, for our society.

For those using foodbanks, for those hungry, for those who are lost in an ever more callous system.

Their need is no less urgent.

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