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date: 15 January 2021

Social Justice, Anti-Poverty Work, and Religion 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion
Author(s):
Lara RuschLara Rusch, R. Khari BrownR. Khari Brown, Ronald E. BrownRonald E. Brown, Francine BannerFrancine Banner

On June 3, 1958, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached a sermon at the inaugural convention of the newly established United Presbyterian Church, United States, in which he asked religious leaders to envision a letter from the Apostle Paul. This envisioned letter encouraged attendees to stand with the nation’s denizens: the poor and segregated Blacks (... ...

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