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For Whom the Bell Tolls
Originally Posted: 01/21/2014 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

Week after bloody week, the chart of killings lengthens. And in Afghanistan, while war rages, a million children are estimated to suffer from acute malnourishment as the country faces a worsening hunger crisis ...

On Scripture: Paul’s Call to Unity and Dr. King’s Legacy
Originally Posted: 01/20/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

There is no question that our nation is currently deeply divided about a great many issues. In our effort to enshrine him, some may have lost sight that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. too addressed a nation that w ...

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' Speech
Originally Posted: 01/20/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

This Martin Luther King Day, the SALT project has created a short, inspiring film retelling the famous last four minutes of King’s, “I Have A Dream” speech. Enjoy! This Martin Lut ...

Prophets, Questions, and a Dream
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Prophets are always asking questions. Tough questions. Unsettling questions. Questions that they pose to themselves, then try to answer by how they live. One of my favorite scenes ...

MLK and Les Miserables' Case for a Socialism of Grace
Originally Posted: 01/21/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Many know of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Fewer know of Dr. King’s letter from a Selma jail where he wrote, “If we are to achieve a real equality, the U.S. will have to ad ...

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Difference Between Power and Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

What recommendations can the president implement through executive order? Can an assault weapons ban pass Congress? Will victims and gun safety advocates be able to persuade Congress to pass meaningful legisla ...

Martin Luther King Day: Healing Prayer and the Lies We Believe
Originally Posted: 01/16/2012 - 8:12pm | Type: Blog

Today we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — a man who called America to face the lies embedded in its soul. Have you ever heard of healing prayer ? Richard ...