Today’s podcast is a conversation about how what we are seeing today is different from the Civil Rights Movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Movement is defined in part as "a series of organized activities working toward an objective; also: an organized effort to promote or attain an end" (Merriam-Webster Online).
The Civil Rights Movement was an era dedicated to activism for equal rights and treatment of African Americans in the United States. During this period, people rallied for social, legal, political, and cultural changes to prohibit discrimination and end segregation.
The Black Lives Matter movement seems to be lacking the support of the religious community and is marked by more riots and violence versus the non-violence approach of Dr. King, Jr.
My guest for this critical conversation is Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray. As director of LCMS Black Ministry, the long-established Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministry serving predominantly black communities and ministering to African immigrants, the Rev. Roosevelt Gray, Jr. provides leadership and direction for LCMS districts, congregations, schools, and related organizations as they minister to minority groups in their communities across the country.
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