In April 1963, King wrote his letter from Birmingham jail on newspaper scraps from his cell, responding to eight white clergymen who called on him to negotiate, not demonstrate. Now five decades later, ‘Christian Churches Together in the USA’ (CCT) has responded with another open letter, calling for partnerships to confront social injustice.
Rev. Carlos Malave, executive director of CCT, said, “The churches are taking responsibility for their inability to step up to the challenge and the call that Dr. King and the letter places to the Christian leaders,”.
Jonathan Rieder, a professor of sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University said; “This is the first institutional response that seems to be trying to answer the letter in some sense,”
Source – RNS