Martin Luther King


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

“Big Picture”

When I think of “big picture” I think of the civil rights movement and its most famous leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King lived in a time and a place in history that was specific to the cause of civil rights in the United States and the elimination of Jim Crow laws

UMNS photo by Maile Bradfield

Bishop’s letter to M. L. King Jr. is not a progress report

Each year, retired United Methodist Bishop Woodie W. White writes a “birthday letter” to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to share his perspective on the state of race relations… Read more

Videos honor MLK, Tindley, Zoar for Black History Month

As the U.S. marks the 50th anniversary of many landmarks in the civil rights movement, www.UMC.org features stories about heroic people and historic events and concerns that we recognize especially… Read more

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He became a great American whose birthday we officially observe each year on January 20th. Although… Read more

Human Relations

As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr this week and observe Human Relations Day in our congregations, once again we remember the vitally important call of… Read more