Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2017 / 03:39 am
Martin Luther King Day is a time to promote racial harmony in America and honor the slain civil rights leader who was "inspired by the teachings of Christ," said the head of the Knights of Peter Claver.
"Considering that so many 'church-going folks' were supporting segregation and Jim Crow laws during the civil rights movement, it is wonderful that King dedicated his life to employing Christ's teachings to resist and counter the very social sins of prejudice, racial discrimination and segregation," Supreme Knight F. DeKarlos Blackmon told CNA.
He said Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. a Baptist minister, was "a man of faith and deep conviction" who studied Catholic theology and was "particularly impressed" with St. Augustine.
King's famous "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" cited St. Augustine's saying "An unjust law is no law at all."