Challenging 'the Silence of Good people'


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Thursday, March 22, 2018

What MLK’s Letter from Birmingham Jail Means for the Church Today

MLKIn his Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King decried “the silence of good people” — particularly the church leaders of his day who urged silence and political disengagement amidst racist civil rights abuses.

In partnership with the Episcopal Church Office of Black Ministries, Episcopal Divinity School at Union is holding a panel discussion on the significance of MLK’s Letter in today’s extraordinary political climate. This event will feature Ray Suarez, former senior correspondent on The Newshour, Ronald C. Byrd, Missioner for Black Ministries in the Episcopal Church, Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union, Amy Butler, Pastor of Riverside Church, Frederick A. Davie, Executive Vice President of Union, Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics.

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