MLK and Religious Freedom Day are both today and it’s fitting. I’m John Stonestreet, and this is The Point.

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Today is the day set aside to honor one of America’s great leaders and heroes Martin Luther King whose Letter from a Birmingham Jail is one of the great written documents in our nation's history. This year, Martin Luther King day coincides with Religious Freedom Day, proclaimed by the President every January 16 to celebrate the most fundamental of American freedoms -- the freedom to worship and the freedom to act according to one’s own religious convictions.

As Chuck Colson wrote in a BreakPoint last week, there’s no conflict of interest between these two days. In fact, it’s a perfect time to teach students how King’s Christian faith motivated him, and shaped his arguments and strategies. This is clearly evident in King’s Letter from a Birmingham jail.

Freedom of religion entails the freedom to worship and to act. Use today to learn more about King and this most important of freedoms we have as Americans. You can find King’s letter, Colson’s commentary and many other resources at I’m John Stonestreet.

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MLK and Religions Freedom
Chuck Colson | BreakPoint | January 06, 2012


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