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extraordinary ordinary people

I say Martin Luther King, Jr. blessed all us ordinary folk… …when he chose not to join the Freedom Riders on their trip. In 1961, that multi-racial, multi-generational group boarded buses and traveled throughout the South to protest segregation. Leaving … Continue reading

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Restoring King

  Yesterday, as we honored Dr. Martin Luther King… …I reflected on how we have reduced the man. We’ve reduced him by ignoring the full range of his ideas and actions… I’m thinking, in particular, of his belief in, and … Continue reading

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Agreement, In Principle

  On the day of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth… …I’m reminded of how two groups can seem to agree, yet actually disagree on particular meanings… …yet still, in principle, agree. Let me explain… Years ago, I met two German … Continue reading

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What Use, These Words?

  All these words of peace—words in the songs we love, words in the religious texts we cherish, words from leaders we respect… …yet what has come from all these words?  Not much peace—or so it often seems. However… …sometimes … Continue reading

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