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US religious leaders to mark MLK Day with early start for 2024 voter mobilisation

United States RNS For Black church leaders and multiracial coalitions, Martin Luther King Jr Day, which falls on Monday, 15th January, less than 300 days from Election Day, has come to represent the unofficial start to voter mobilisation efforts. Plans for what would have been King’s 95th birthday are focused on overcoming increased restrictions on […]

On King’s holiday in the US, daughter calls for bold action over words

US Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

Atlanta, US AP America has honoured Martin Luther King, Jr, with a federal holiday for nearly four decades yet still hasn’t fully embraced and acted on the lessons from the slain civil rights leader, his youngest daughter said Monday. Rev Bernice King, who leads The King Center in Atlanta, said leaders – especially politicians – […]

March on Washington events to focus on racial justice, police brutality, voting

Martin Luther King Jr Lincoln Memorial

RNS Over the years, throngs of protesters – many of them people of faith – have assembled to remember the March on Washington. This year, the gatherings will both resemble and differ from the first one on 28th August, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr, addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where […]