NCR Podcast: Remembering King and Merton

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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.

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