Edward T. Brett is professor emeritus at La Roche University in Pittsburgh. He is the author or co-author of five books, including Murdered in Central America: The Stories of Eleven U.S. Missionaries (Orbis Books, 1988), Martyrs of Hope: Seven U.S. Missioners in Central America (Orbis Books, 2018) and The New Orleans Sisters of the Holy Family: African American Missionaries to the Garifuna of Belize (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012).

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What I learned from Dr. King

Commentary: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would not let others' failings dampen the hope he found in the Gospels. His unmitigated hope has often bolstered my own spirits when just causes seem hopeless.