On April 16, 1963, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. sent a letter from his Birmingham jail cell to seven ministers in the area, admonishing white clergy for failing to support the Black community’s demonstrations for civil rights. While Dr. King's letter is one of the most famous statements on how people of faith respond to racial injustice, other pastors and Christians continue to address the church's role in the racial divisions in America.
"… I am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other, and they don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
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