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January 23, 2014
By bethmordecai
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DAY 572: An Amazing Experience at an African-American Baptist Church

Dear Hevreh, This past Monday, I had the pleasure and privilege of speaking at the large Cathedral International Baptist Church in Perth Amboy in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Day. It was my first experience participating in a southern Baptist, African-American church worship service and I am still thinking about what transpired during those couple of hours. The music, the pageantry, the sermons and speeches that implore you to be an active participant with your voice and your body in the moment, and with your spirit and your energy in fulfilling their messages of social justice in the days and weeks to follow. It was truly an amazing experience.   I was given the task of reflecting on Dr. King's philosophy of non-violence[...]

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