The struggle for freedom on the part of oppressed people in general and of the American Negro in particular has developed slowly and is not going to end suddenly. Privileged groups rarely give up their privileges without strong resistance. But when oppressed people rise up against oppression there is no stopping point short of full freedom. Realism compels us to admit that the struggle will continue until freedom is a reality for all the oppressed peoples of the world. — Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
This is a message from City Hope Church in Alabama. Trey Taylor is the pastor delivering this message. It’s worth the listen.
One reason I believe the Lord led us to move from Minnesota to Alabama was to learn more, and somehow be involved with, reconciliation when it comes to racism. What I witnessed last night was something that wasn’t “new” or something I was on the “ground floor” as a movement. Continue reading “Racism and Reconciliation”
A bold message from MLK50 that calls us to recognize our problems and for THE CHURCH to rise up and be the solution again. Please hear this call from Pastor Charlie Dates.
His name was Philando Castile.
The story is HERE.
The grief is in my heart.
I am so deeply sorry.