Month: December 2014

December 21, 2014 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

Last night as I marched along with hundreds of others in Portland’s “Cry for Justice”, I thought of how long the march for justice has been going on down through the decades and the centuries. Through Portland’s rain-drenched streets, we followed the leaders in the faith community to the place where an unarmed woman had…

December 12, 2014 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

This Sunday, December 14, has been declared “Black Lives Matter Sunday.” I will stand strong and declare that black lives do indeed matter. They matter to me, to my family, to my society, to my church, and most importantly to my God.  “Black Lives Matter” is not a racist statement. If my black friends say…

December 6, 2014 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

I sat in Jim’s tiny apartment Wednesday evening listening to Jelani read aloud the entire text of Letter from Birmingham Jail.  The eight of us, black and white, sat silent and still – except for the reader – for nearly an hour. Here we were, a half century after Martin Luther King wrote those words…