Rev. Anthony Thompson to keynote Charleston YWCA’s annual MLK ecumenical service – Charleston Post Courier – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. saw Christian ethics as a pathway toward radically transforming the nation into one of justice and the equal treatment of all people.

Among many other tenets, King homed in on the concepts of love, forgiveness and truth-telling.

The truth, particularly relating to America’s racist practices and policies, was uncomfortable to many. Addressing the nation’s troubling treatment of Black people was particularly hard for White people who felt, as King said in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” that the activities of the civil rights movement were “untimely.”

Such White moderates, King claimed, were more “devoted to order than justice.”

Decades later, the YWCA of Greater Charleston is attempting to keep alive King’s tradition that told difficult truths about the nation’s ills. The organization will seek to do this particularly with its upcoming ecumenical worship service celebrating the birthday of the civil rights leader.

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