"I Have A Dream"
I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. + Letter from Birmingham Jail
Fifty years ago, on April 12, 1963, one of the most important letters in American history was penned by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from a jail cell in Birmingham.
As our nation remembers this letter and prepares to observe the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, SALT has teamed up with Christian Theological Seminary and WFYI to create a provocative new short film to help inspire communities across the country to ask the question: how far have we come on the journey to social justice and what must be done to achieve the dream King so eloquently articulated in 1963?
To be sure: Dr. King’s vision and passion captured a generation’s imagination but we cannot do justice to his memory unless we recommit ourselves anew to that world he envisioned. It is our hope that this August, every congregation in the country (we like to dream big!) will watch this short film, remember this preacher from the south who changed the world, and be challenged anew to see that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
As always, let us know what you think! And, know this: Christian Theological Seminary has made this film available for communities across the country to download for free (and SALT has made it availabe in the SALT Store for $0.50).