MLK DAY RETROSPECTIVE: Witnessing today to the prophetic presence of Dr. King


All this week, leading up to the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20th, we’ll be featuring some of the best writing from the Bread for the Journey blog that references or is inspired by Dr. King’s witness. We’ll feature one article each morning. Today’s reflection is from Rev. Joe Nangle, ofm. This post originally appeared January 21, 2013.

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Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace

The following is a homily delivered by Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Rev. Joe Nangle, ofm.

The coincidence of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the 2013 inauguration of America’s first African-American president for a second term must be seen as truly historic. Just 150 years ago, another president issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all people of African descent from slavery; and fully ninety-one years later in 1954, the courts finally decided that…

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