50th Anniversary Response to Letter from Birmingham Jail
Fifty years ago, eight Christian ministers requested that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. cease his civil rights demonstrations. His spirited response - widely known as the 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' - became a landmark moment of clarity in the pursuit for racial justice. For the 50th anniversary, Christian leaders gathered in Birmingham, AL to present their formal response to King's letter to his daughter Dr. Bernice King.
USCCB Vice President Archbishop Kurtz delivered remarks in response to speeches by Representative John Lewis and Sojourners President Jim Wallis. The event was sponsored by Christian Churches Together.
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