Save the Date: Beyond Vietnam as a Lenten Devotional on RadicalDiscipleship

mlk3.jpgBeloved Community,

RadicalDiscipleship invites you to journey with us through the 40 days of Lent by reading and reflecting daily on Martin Luther’s King’s “Beyond Vietnam.”

March 1-April 16

Go to www.radicaldiscipleship.net and enter your email on the right hand side of the homepage to receive the daily reflection, visit the site each day, or follow on facebook.

On March 1, RadicalDiscipleship.Net will begin our daily Lenten Journey.  This year, we will be honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, given exactly one year before his murder at the hands of empire. Each morning, we will post an excerpt of his speech along with a devotional reflection. We invite all communities to join us in this Journey and to spread the word in your networks.

We believe this speech is more relevant than ever as our radical discipleship  “communities of discontinuity” continue to creatively repent from and resist the giant triplets of evil: racism, militarism and materialism.  We stand in solidarity with the the clear-eyed assessment of the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: “The whole future of America depends on the impact and influence of Dr. King.”  The Trump era is upon us, prodding us more than ever to embrace “the fierce urgency of now.” May Dr. King’s words script us into a radical revolution of values that transforms our families, communities, the nation and the world.

For more information or questions, email Lydia Wylie-Kellermann at lydiaiwk@gmail.com or Tommy Airey at tommyairey@hotmail.com.

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