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Book/Film Discussion Group: Letter from a Birmingham Jail

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The February meeting of the West Linn Alliance Book/Film Discussion Group focuses on Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail 

The discussion group date is February 25th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, and the meeting will be held as a virtual online meeting. To join the Book/Film Group go to:

WLA Book/Film Discussion Group

Discussion group members will receive invitations each month, reminding them of the topic and date, along with a chance to register.

This six-page letter can be accessed on the internet at:

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/sites/mlk/files/letterfrombirmingham_wwcw_0.pdf

It is interesting to reread classics in the American repository of historical documents.  Why does this one stand the test of time?  It was written in 1963 and addressed to clergy members.  But its classic line “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” has echoed to many through the decades. It also calls attention to the difference between individual morality and group morality.  Still, it is very personal.  You feel the pain and the love ML King felt, even while being jailed after the race riots in Birmingham. We’ll discuss “how is it relevant to society and us today?”

For a deeper examination of the book, we recommend you read Gospel of Freedom by Jonathan Rieder(also available as an Audible book).

Also, see WLAIC Opinion Article – 1963 and 2021: Then and Now

(Feature Image: By Rowland Scherman – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46527326)

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Date:
February 25
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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