In Retrospect on this MLK day: Things we can learn about non-violent demonstration

For all those who ask what place non-violent demonstration has in our society (i.e. Occupy Wall Street etc.) and our participation in it as Christ’s church, here is a helpful reflection from MLK on the day named after his honor. Here, in this broadcast of Meet The Press, Dr. Martin Luther King responds to the statement by Harry Truman “the march of Selma was silly.” I think all missional communinities have to ask the question, how is God working (or not working) in the demonstrations we see in the world today, and how do we bring the authority of the Kingdom of Christ into these places when these demonstrations come into our midst. The rest of the piece (on just and unjust law for instance) is food for much discussion as well. Enjoy!

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