Wednesday, April 4, 2018, was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. While King was at the helm of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, Catholic Trappist monk, writer, and activist Thomas Merton was promoting nonviolence through his own writing.
On the show today:
- Patricia Lefevere has contributed to NCR since 1975. She is based in New Jersey.
- Alex Mikulich is a Catholic social ethicist and activist based in New Orleans.
- Merton and King were spiritual brothers who never had a chance to meet, writes Lefevere.
- Perspective from Alex Mikulich: We need King's revolution of love.
- Michael Sean Winters writes: 50 years ago, we lost a great American and a genuine Christian prophet.
- In 2016, John Gehring of Faith in Public Life wrote about Catholic identity and the struggle for racial justice.
- Thomas Merton's letters were a call for white atonement, writes Mikulich.
How do I listen?
We can let you know when new podcast episodes are published. Sign up for emails here.
From your iPhone or iPad: Open the preloaded app called "Podcasts." It has a purple icon. If you're reading this from your phone, tap this link, which will take you straight there. (You can also use the magnifying glass icon to search; type "NCR in Conversation.") Once you're on the series page, you can tap on an episode title to play it. Tap on the "subscribe" button to have new episodes sent to your phone. If you prefer another podcast player, you can find "NCR in Conversation" there. (Here’s the RSS feed.)
From your Android phone or tablet: You can listen and subscribe using the preloaded Google Play app. If you're reading this from your phone, tap this link to play the latest episode and learn more about the app.
From your desktop or laptop: You can also simply press the play button above to listen on this page. Make sure to keep this window open on your browser, or the audio will stop. You can always find the latest episode of NCR in Conversation at NCRonline.org/podcast.