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Archbishop, other Christian leaders to commemorate famed ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

CWN - April 05, 2013

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, the vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will join other Christian leaders in Birmingham on April 14 and 15 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s famed “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

King wrote his letter in response to a statement written by eight Alabama clergymen, including a Catholic auxiliary bishop who later became a civil rights advocate. During the anniversary commemoration, Archbishop Kurtz and the other Christian leaders will sign a response to King’s letter.

“In taking up the challenges of Martin Luther King's letter, we hope to enhance racial justice and strengthen our bonds with one another,” Archbishop Kurtz said.

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