John Lewis called Howard Thurman a “saint of the Civil Rights Movement.” Thurman was a universalist, a mystic, a preacher, a scholar, a professor at Howard University and Boston University, pastor of the first intentionally interracial congregation in the United States (the Church for the … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
One of Howard Thurman’s most important books is Jesus and the Disinherited. He had proposed to publisher Abington-Cokesbury that a better title for this book would have been The Religion of Jesus and the Disinherited because the publisher’s title collapsed the distinction, crucial for Thurman’s … read more.
Rev. Aidsand Wright-Riggins reflects on Howard Thurman’s 1949 classic work, “Jesus and the Disinherited ”. Raised by his formerly enslaved grandmother, Howard Thurman was a Black 20th Century Prophet-Mystic who offered an emancipatory way of moving forward for people with their ‘backs against the wall’ … read more.
Beloved Community, the aim of the freedom movement, was shaped by those who dared to imagine themselves in the grip of a Grand Purpose. They held fast to this dream despite periods of disappointment, depression and dangerous opposition. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance and upcoming presidential inauguration provide … read more.
February 12th marks the 120th anniversary of the first public performance, by 500 Black school children at the Stanton School in Jacksonville, Florida, of the anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The school principal James Weldon Johnson wrote the words and his brother, Rosamond, set them to … read more.