- Jan 27, 2020
While the United States has “come a long way” in addressing racism and injustice, much more remains to be accomplished to achieve the dream of “the beloved community” envisioned by the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.
Societies today need “artisans of peace,” like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “who can be messengers and authentic witnesses of God the Father, who wills the good and the happiness of the human family,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Seven Catholics, the Kings Bay Plowshares, say that the time they’ve spent in prison for breaking into a Naval base filled with nuclear submarines to protest the nuclear threat to the world is worthwhile to bring attention to the issue. However, now it seems that most people aren’t even awake to the threats surrounding us all.
Catholics join the renewed movement called the Poor People’s Campaign which was started by Martin Luther King Jr.
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. brought together religious and civic leaders in Baltimore to focus on their city’s problems with violence as well as the country’s.
About 2,000 people gathered on the National Mall April 4 to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and to commit themselves to fighting racism and discrimination.