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Archive for Social Justice
May 2011 19

Affirmative Action

September 14, 2006 Nearly forty have passed since the death of Martin Luther King Jr, but the struggle for Civil and Human Rights continue in America today. The 1960’s represented a time in our nation when people of all colors, genders and religious persuasions joined together as once voice to speak against the continuing injustices […]

Aug 2010 15

Beyond Religious Persecution in an Age of Intolerance

Delivered on the Lord’s Day | August 15, 2010 Micah 6:6-8 | Luke 4:16-19 The recent uproar about the proposal to build a new mosque known as Cordoba House near the former site of the twin towers in New York City has given me pause about the nature of religious tolerance in our nation. The […]

Jun 2009 07

If You Want Peace, Work for Justice.

Delivered on Peace with Justice Sunday | June 7, 2009 Psalm 34:1-14 (11-14) Isaiah 58:6-12 (6-9) Matthew 5:9 On this Peace with Justice Sunday, we begin by asking are you pursuing peace and justice? Are you a peaceful and just person?  Are you a willing advocate for peace in our world?  Do you promote peace […]

Jan 2009 16

Martin Luther King Jr as Modern Prophet: Some Similarities with the Ancient Prophets of Israel.

Delivered at the Martin Luther King Jr Celebration at Temple Israel, January 16, 2009 “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall […]

Oct 2008 26

Approaching 100 Years…NAACP And the Beat Goes On.

Delivered at the Western Wayne County Branch NAACP Inkster, Michigan, October 26, 2008, Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III I want to thank co-chairpersons Edna Parker, Aaron Sims and Carl Johnson, Community Coordinator Vivian Holifield, branch President Lucille Flint Johnson, and members and friends of the Western Wayne County Branch of the NAACP for extending the invitation […]

Jan 2008 21

A Season of Change

Positive and Negative Changes in American Society Since the Death of Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered at the M. O.S. E.S Banquet January 21, 2008 If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today what we he say about the current state of American and the changes that have occurred in our nation the past forty […]

Sep 2007 21

Power Beyond Measure

Delivered at the State Convention of the NAACP, September 21, 2007 Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III “The measure of power is obstacles overcome.” Oliver Wendell Holmes “All spiritual or real power makes its own place.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The story of African America has been the history of a long journey towards realizing, developing and establishing […]

Feb 2007 10

The Issue is Still Freedom

Delivered at the AFSCME Banquet. Martin Luther King. Jr. Celebration. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Dearborn Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan. February 10, 2007 We gather today to pay tribute to a man who was one of America’s greatest freedom fighters. His legacy of non-violent social change is perhaps one of the greatest stories […]

Jan 2007 15

Leadership Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Delivered at the Museum of African American History Detroit, Michigan Martin Luther King, Jr Day, January 15, 2007 “I had decided that I would not sit back and watch but should lead them back to the buses myself.” MLK, Jr. More than ever in our society and world today, we need leaders who possess compassion, […]

Jan 2005 08

What Martin Luther King Jr. Would Say Today

Detroit West District M. L.King Jr., Celebration, January 8, 2005 “I will not listen to the music of your harps but let justice roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Amos 5:24 As we celebrate another birthday of one of America’s greatest prophets and freedom fighters, more than any time since his […]

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