Sunday, September 25

Northminster Reads: “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – Martin Luther King, Jr

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

“Letter from Birmingham Jail” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  From the Birmingham jail where he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote a letter in longhand. It was his response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. Dr. King (1929-1968) did his undergraduate work at Morehouse College, and attended the integrated Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, PA, one of 6 Black pupils among 100 students. He was President of his class and won a fellowship to Boston University for his PhD.

 The Presbyterian Church (USA) is studying this document for possible inclusion in our Book of Confessions. You can read the letter here. 

All discussions occur on ZOOM – and are open to all who are interested in, and committed to, understanding, and confronting, structural racism – especially as it contributes to the ongoing dilemma of systemic poverty. Both structural racism and systemic poverty are foci of the Matthew 25 Initiative – which Northminster’s Session has endorsed. 

The ZOOM link for ALL discussions is

Meeting ID: 756 536 8661

Passcode: 410957