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Heschel: The faith of a prophetic activist

Heschel is at right, with beard.

At the first conference on religion and race, the main participants were Pharaoh and Moses,” Abraham Joshua Heschel began his January 14, 1963 speech “Religion and Race.”

Speaking of Faith this week offers an extraordinary broadcast/podcast looking back at this “a mystic who wrote transcendent, poetic words about God. At the same time, he marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and organized religious leadership against the war in Vietnam, embodying the social activism of the biblical prophets he studied.”

Here.

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December 4, 2009 - Posted by | Religion | , , , ,

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