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Faith Moments

July 4, 2012

Faith Moment Stereotypes 3

Transcript of audio:

In his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Dr. King devoted his life to fighting bigotry and breaking down stereotypes. In taking a stand against racial hatred and prejudicial labels, Dr. King was subjected to personal injustice and tribulations, ending in his murder.

A Christian minister, Dr. King spread a message of brotherhood, understanding, and an end to injustice in the world. Like Jesus, he took familiar, old labels and used them as opportunities to call forth change for the betterment of society.

In this week's scripture readings...in the example of Martin Luther King, Jr....as children of God made in God's image...we are reminded to do away with stereotypes and replace them with love for one another.

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