Recommended Reading: Advice for today's leaders

Recommended Reading: Advice for today's leaders

In the coming days, we will have many opportunities to be reminded of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prophetic leadership, preaching and witness.  Many of us will watch the new, award winning movie Selma.  As inspiring as it is to recall his words and listen to his voice, the most important way we can honor Dr. King is to ask God to provide us with the moral courage we need to speak truth to power today.  My friend, Macky Alston, Vice President for Strategy, Engagement and Media at Auburn Seminary and award-winning documentary director, has some advice for today’s leaders who, like Dr. King, experience God’s call to lift their voices as advocates for justice, protectors of creation and promoters of peace.  I encourage you to draw on his advice as you discern with God how you will follow our common call build the beloved community.

Macky's article: Leaders Like MLK Are Not a Thing of the Past, But We Must Shape the Moral Frame of Our Day, Huffington Post, Jan. 12, 2015


Jim Antal
Jim Antal

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, activist and public theologian.  He led the 360 churches of the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ from 2006 to his retirement in 2018.  An environmental activist from the first Earth Day in 1970, ...

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