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In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., we’ve compiled several of the stories we’ve published over the years about his life and ministry.
Meet the theologian who helped MLK see the value of nonviolence
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
How a heritage of black preaching shaped MLK’s voice in calling for justice
A long heritage of black preachers who played an important role for enslaved people shaped Martin Luther King Jr.’s moral and ethical vision.
Two-Minute Podcast Shorts on Martin Luther King, Jr.
In celebration of the late Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr., our founder, and Black History Month, we are featuring his podcast shorts that draw Biblical connections and insight into the life and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. Amid so much turmoil, take a few minutes and listen to these two-minute podcast shorts.
How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta
The church has played a vital role in America’s civil rights struggle. It was the spiritual home to MLK, to the generations that shaped the vision of the late civil rights leader, and now to Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Podcast Shorts: How Do People of Faith Address Violence?
The constant drumbeat of negative news stories about violence, from the rioters who stormed the Capitol to the latest neighborhood or school shooting, is all so unnerving. Dr. Melvin E. Banks offers biblically based, two-minute podcast shorts that cover injustice, gang violence, drug dealers, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
How civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker revived hope after MLK’s death
In a sermon two weeks after MLK’s funeral, civil rights leader, Wyatt Tee Walker, urged young seminarians to be hopeful and take action for making change happen. His sermon has valuable lessons today.
MLK’s vision of love as a moral imperative still matters
In the face of violence directed at communities of color and deepening political divisions in the country, King’s words and philosophy are perhaps more critical for us today than at any point in the recent past.
Here’s why MLK Day is more than just another day off
As our nation continues to fight issues of social injustice and racial tension, many question whether or not the ideals memorialized on MLK Day hold true throughout the year.
MLK: Remembering the Dream
We’re honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with engaging articles, podcast shorts, video, and useful resources.
Blacks mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death
More than 50 years after MLK’s death, a minority politics scholar assesses black progress in the US based on poverty, jobs and wealth.
Langston Hughes’ hidden influence on MLK
In order to avoid being labeled a communist sympathizer, King needed to publicly distance himself from the controversial poet.
To honor Dr. King, pediatricians offer four tips to teach kindness to kids
Children learn hatred and violence, two pediatricians write, and they also learn love and respect. Here’s how to teach tolerance.
Dr. Cheryl Sanders’ Seven Leadership Lessons From MLK’S Legacy
Dr. Sanders highlights the seven leadership roles King possessed that are worthy of emulation by religious leaders.
‘Dear Martin’: Bishop’s Letters to MLK Trace the Highs and Lows in Race Relations
For decades, United Methodist Bishop Woodie White has been writing letters to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., bringing the slain civil rights activist up to date on the latest strides in race relations and some of the remaining challenges that arise each year. By Adelle M. Banks.
Revolution Revisited: A Review of Ed Gilbreath’s “Birmingham Revolution”
If you think you know what Birmingham, King, and the Letter From a Birmingham Jail were all about, think again.
Pealing Bells to Mark 50 Years Since MLK’s Rousing Speech
By Larry Copeland c. 2013 USA Today ATLANTA (RNS) The King Center is urging communities around the world to participate in a bell-ringing ceremony next month to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. King Center...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Man with a Purpose, a Dream, and Influence
What does the legacy of Dr. King mean for young black boys and our nation at large?
Celebrating Dr. King with Service
Rev. Dr. M. William Howard Jr. and gospel artists Richard Smallwood and Tye Tribbett reflect on the influence of MLK on their own lives of service.
The Power of a Praying King
In his book ‘Never to Leave Us Alone,’ religion scholar Lewis V. Baldwin examines the centrality of prayer in the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Faith and Politics at King Dedication
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication ceremony was described as a mix of worship service and partisan political rally, but there’s scant mention of race, racism or God at the site. What’s going on?
King Memorial Controversy Continues
Maya Angelou says a paraphrase of Dr. King’s words makes him sound arrogant and a North Carolina journalist thinks Rev. Billy Graham deserves a statue too.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Opens
The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial opens today at the National Mall in Washington D.C. in advance of a five-day celebration and Sunday’s dedication.
Stranded on MLK Blvd.
Our nation’s political divisions, economic struggles, and violent communities should remind us that symbolism without substance is a dead-end street.
MLK: A Life
Remembering the life, work, and message of Martin Luther King Jr. -- preacher, peacemaker, prophet. UrbanFaith celebrates the Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this special photo gallery from Life.com. King, the champion of justice and civil rights, said this upon the...
The Day MLK Died
Life.com’s never-before-published photos chronicle the aftermath of Martin Luther King’s murder.