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Leah Gunning Francis: Don't look for another Martin Luther King -- look within

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was never a solitary, mythical figure during the civil rights movement, and people involved in the struggle today should not look for such a leader. Instead, we should look for the leader within and the leaders all around us, who emerge from the ground up, says the dean of the faculty at Christian Theological Seminary.

The Rev. Alvin Edwards (left) visits with  the Rev. Alvin Horton, pastor of First United Methodist Church, during a meeting of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. 
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Alvin Edwards: To make an impact, the religious community must work together

When crisis hit Charlottesville last summer, local clergy were prepared to help lead, thanks in part to newly rebuilt relationships and trust, says the leader of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective.

Photographs and other items from the Abraham Joshua Heschel archive, including a 1935 Nazi-issued work permit. Courtesy of Abraham Joshua Heschel Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Mel Williams: Moses, Heschel, Jesus and us

Today’s Christians face a troubled world, writes a Baptist pastor and activist. Will they have the spiritual audacity to change it?