Will there ever be an electronic equivalent of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' or Émile Zola’s 'J’Accuse!'?
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Dorothy Cotton never publicly spoke about her intimate relationship with King. But no woman – not even King's wife – was closer to the civil rights icon during the last years of his life.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. It eventually emerged that he was a womanizer. But we now have to ask the unthinkable: Did King enable abuse?
Publication was justified of information from the FBI that Martin Luther King Jr. witnessed and celebrated a woman’s rape, writes a historian, who warns the FBI had long wanted to destroy King.
Reparations has emerged as a hot topic among Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020. But until now, the issue has only rarely received national attention.
Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
Rev. Walker worked closely with King and would be the one to bring King's Letter from Birmingham Jail to public attention. He was the only one who could understand King's handwriting.
Several outstanding women were nominated, but Rainbow Murray, an adviser to the series, says the public vote showed how we're still more inclined to recognise male achievement.
It's been a decade since the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and blacks still haven't fully recovered financially, leaving them unprepared if another recession hits.
Howard Thurman, a mentor to MLK, first met Gandhi during a visit to India in 1936. He came to understand nonviolence as a force more powerful than hate that had the power to transform the world.
Election campaigns inspire hope, but they can also quickly lead to political despair. A scholar says young citizens can learn how to take positive action and stay hopeful.
Rachel was by Jackie's side during his most trying moments. Throughout a journey that required self-control, grace and perseverance, she was the unsung hero.
Thurman was 30 years older than King: the same age, in fact, as King's father. Among his most significant contributions was bringing the ideas of nonviolence to the civil rights movement.
Public schools were originally envisioned in the 19th century as 'common schools' where rich and poor kids could be educated together. MLK wanted the same thing – but it's not happening.
Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don't know is that he also championed labor unionism.
At times we just don't know what's the right thing to do. St. Ignatius, who founded the Society of Jesus, developed a method of discernment that can be useful even to those who are not religious.
To defeat Trumpism and movements like it, we can be either be part of the problem or part of the solution. Contemplative resistance that reflects on our own collective dysfunction is necessary.
The National Council of Churches, which represents 38 Christian denominations, has long been the voice of progressive religion. But over the years, its influence has waned.