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Wise words for an unwise era …

June 28, 2011

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It may have been the most civil statement ever made in thoroughly uncivil times.

Responding to fellow clergy who criticized the civil rights protests in Birmingham, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned his towering, magnificent “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in 1963.

It’s time that King’s letter—and the spirit and tone in which it was written—be re-examined by every pundit, every pastor, every activist, and every politician

who rightly bemoans the demise of civil discourse in the U.S.

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A word to civility advocates: Practice what you preach

January 12, 2011

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“… awkwardly, the issue of civil dialogue is germane to all of us, including those who raced to the microphones and implicitly accused others of complicity in a terrible crime because of their incivility …”

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