This MLK Weekend, Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis helps us understand the potential of love in our politics. Then, hear from a student participating in a hunger strike for voting rights. What is it like putting your body on the line when your own Senator is the person standing in the way? Arizona State University sophomore, Michaela Schillinger, takes us through the process of organizing a strike while balancing school, meeting with legislators like Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and a surprising update as the story continues to unfold.
Companion listening for this episode:
How Martin Luther King, Jr., Changed American Christianity (1/18/2021)
What did MLK’s uniquely Black theology teach us about the relationship between faith and politics in 2021?
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