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Harmony and Gunfire: A Cry for Freedom on MLK Day 2011

Monday we had more than 40 volunteers from 4 local congregations turn out to celebrate MLK Day with us in Hillside and Fairfield Court.  We had over 300 community residents participate in these celebrations.  It was wonderful to see black, white, people of means, people with limited means, urban, suburban, Christian, non-Christian all together celebrating the progress this nation has made toward racial equality as a result of the sacrifice and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Letter to the White Moderate Christian – From Dr. Martin Luther King

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd.], 08/28/1963photo © 1963 The U.S. National Archives | more info (via: Wylio)

Today all across this country countless readings of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” address will be read.  However, it is his words from his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” written on April 16, 1963 that I wanted to invite you to reflect upon today.  This letter was written to me – the white, moderate, Christian.  These excerpts still sting with the truth that they exposed back in 1963.

Below are the words of Dr. King:

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