“I want people to leave feeling that when a chid is hungry, their stomach will growl. When a child is shot to death, that they grieve. When a kid can’t get a job when they graduate from college and can’t begin to have a successful life because they’re just burdened with debt, that they actually feel grief. I want us to feel like we are human family, and that there is no issue too great that we can’t work on it together. That we can learn about them, become educated about them, and create strategies to heal our own soul, and to heal the world. ” – Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Middle Collegiate Church in New York City is marking Martin Luther King Day this year with a series of events centered around turning a rifle, literally, into a ploughshare. It reflects scriptural teachings, and it expresses Dr. King’s teachings about justice and nonviolence. Senior Minister Jacqui Lewis spoke to Welton Gaddy about the celebration, and about the congregation’s history in working for social, economic and racial justice.