Carmelo Santos, Interim Editor
Facing Climate Change
Pastoral Care and Ecological Devastation: Un-Interpreting the Silence
May 17th, 2015. Commencement Speech by Archbishop Antje Jackelén at Lutheran School of Theology Chicago
Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance by Reggie L. Williams.
A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King by Rufus J. Burrow.
Rufus Burrow Jr.’s A Child Shall Lead Them is about the courage and contributions made by black children and youth, and some whites (282), in the struggle for civil and human rights in the United States. We see in this narrative how black children, youth and others aided the efforts of Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders. Burrow spotlights an understudied but critically important part of U.S. history. It is an inspiring story of young people coming of age in a world where racial terror was directed toward blacks, particularly in states across the South. Black youth made contributions through bus boycotts, freedom rides, marches, and in sit-ins at segregated lunch counters. Brown points out that the terror inflicted upon blacks during this era was not merely physical and mental, but also political. Martin Luther King Jr. was aware of the contributions of black children and youth, and he acknowledge the concerns of the children, how they were affected by the struggle, and their expectations for the future (51). He welcomed their contributions.
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© February 2016
Journal of Lutheran Ethics
Volume 16, Issue 2