Yesterday marked the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Not to be confused with MLK Day in mid-January, which marks the civil rights leader’s birthday.)
As PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly reported on the 40th anniversary, King was killed while in Memphis helping sanitation workers who were on strike trying to get recognition for their union. But, if he were alive today, “would he be campaigning for economic justice, or might he be a social conservative opposing abortion, or both?”
Some recent faith-related links:
- There is freedom (Episcopal Cafe)
- Dr. King had words for today’s anti-union effort (Miami Herald)
- Remembering MLK: Honor the Dignity of Workers (Huffington Post)
- From MLK, a dream for the middle class that cannot be allowed to die (Washington Post)
- Alveda King: Abortion exterminating black leaders (OneNewsNow)
On an unrelated, morbid note, Twitter has just informed me that today is the anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death. (I’m sure I’ll come across some kind of memorial in Seattle later today, but it’s still early here on the West Coast.) So, RIP Kurt Cobain, as well.
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