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Reflections by Friars: Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King’s Call to Action
By Fr. Michael Tyson, OFM
Fr. Michael describes the importance of standing publicly for the ideas of the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968.

‘I Have a Dream’
By Fr. Benedict Taylor, OFM
A friar who met the civil rights leader examines Dr. King’s influence and his contributions to the building and continuing strength of America.

Martin Luther King’s Promised Land
By Br. Henry Fulmer, OFM
A friar writes about the changes in race relations he has witnessed as a member of the African-American community.

Being True to King’s Legacy
By Fr. Stephen DeWitt, OFM
Fr. Stephen describes the slain leader’s opposition to militarism and poverty.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
By Fr. Joseph Nangle, OFM
Fr. Joseph discusses the significance of the inauguration of the first black president which was held on the Dr. King holiday.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered
By Fr. Stephen Lynch, OFM
Fr. Stephen offers a reflection on the teachings of Dr. King for freedom and justice.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Emphasizes Love in Action
By Fr. Stephen Lynch, OFM
In the spirit of Dr. King’s holiday, Fr. Stephen offers a reflection on how to treat one other.

Martin Luther King Remembered
By Fr. Stephen Lynch, OFM
Fr. Stephen of Providence, R.I., provides information about an essay that appears in Dr. King’s book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?