The Fierce Urgency of Now
Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was martyred for his prophetic message and witness. Over the 13 years of his public social ministry, he called our nation to self-reflection and action with regard to three urgent problems—racism, poverty, and war, which remain as urgent today as they did 50 years ago. This address explores King’s exercise of the prophetic and those problems from the vantage of political theology.
Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry,
the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
and the Boston College Theology Department
M. Shawn Copeland, professor of systematic theology, Boston College Theology Department