The Diocese of Des Moines
Remembering MLK
April 4, 2012
Written By: Kyle Lechtenberg

Americans of all faiths and those who claim no faith recall Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assasination, which occurred April 4, 1968.


As western Christians observe the sacred mysteries of faith, named differently as Holy Week, the Great Three Days, the Triduum, Easter; as Eastern Christians prepare to celebrate the same feasts next weekend; as people of the Jewish faith observe Passover, this voice from the Muslim American community is a powerful witness to the need to pull together. 


The author, Altaf Husain, quotes King:  

“We have inherited a large house, a great world house in which we have to live together — black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Muslim and Hindu — a family unduly separated in ideas, culture and interest, who, because we can never again live apart, must learn somehow to live with each other in peace.”


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