4 key principles

C. Anthony Hunt explains how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prophetic witness was grounded in four principles.

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that God intended for the human family to live in community as interrelated members. He saw the Christian love-ethic as foundational in moving forward constructively toward the realization of this authentic community — his Beloved Community. And he saw the struggle to eradicate racial hatred and economic oppression as not just a moral imperative but also as a divine imperative for both church and society.

His prophetic leadership was grounded in four key principles — call, conviction, courage and commitment — that still have great relevance to leaders today engaging in prophetic witness and public ministry.




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