Social Justice In The Beloved Community

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In The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today, Charles Marsh argues that the driving and sustaining force of the Civil Rights Movement and its successors was the Christian faith of its leaders. Throughout the novel, Marsh continuously shows how the Christian faith inspired and sustained leaders and everyday people; risking their lives, their family, and their job in hopes of the type of future that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on. The Beloved Community tells both hopeful and discouraging stories within the larger history of social justice. Marsh makes clear that this history is still being written by those who take seriously their discipleship to Jesus. Hope, he claims, is the resounding
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