In 1963, Preacher and Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior penned the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” in which he admonished fellow clergy for their silence and reactions to nonviolent civil rights protest. In recent weeks men and women across the U.S. have engaged in civil unrest to protest police brutality and criminal (in)justices.
We at Coolikan see these events as opportunities for the Church to be the light and to unite and speak out against injustice. Instead, we, like Dr. King, notice the silence. We sense the need for greater solidarity in the Body of Christ concerning the plight of humanity and specifically racial inequity.
Jesus and justice. Are these two mutually exclusive? If not, how can we embody the essence of Christ and principle of justice in our lives?
Thanks for listening!
**Honorable Mentions **
Embrace Healing Petition for Truth, Healing and Reconciliation – Sign Here
Site highlighting the protests around the U.S – Urban Cusp
Tim Wise – White Like Me Film – website: http://www.timwise.org
Blindspots: The Hidden Bias of Good People Link
Article on the need for the Church to come together – A Call to Arms
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from a Birmingham Jail –