King on the Church

Though Martin Luther King’s legacy is often inextricably linked to his faith in God, he was hardly a cheerleader for the church. King believed the church had failed to fight for peace and social and economic justice. He also chided churches across the United States for having done little to fight segregation and racism. “It is to their everlasting shame,” he said, “that white Christians developed a system of racial segregation within the church and inflicted…

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