Letting Her Light Shine

For listeners of this podcast, Dr. Alveda King has been a favorite guest, sharing about her family’s legacy and her own faith.

And so it was with great excitement that Bishop Lanier and The Fellowship welcomed Dr. King at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Nashville, TN.

This author, professor, civil rights pioneer, and dear friend of Israel and of The Fellowship was gracious enough to share an inspiring conversation that we know will inspire you, as well.

Episode Notes:

Following the death of her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, young Alveda King had a lot of hatred in her heart. But even as her father mourned the death of his brother, he took Alveda in his arms and said, “You cannot hate white people. White people pray with us. White people go to jail with us. White people march with us, live with us and die with us. Skin color cannot determine what we are as human beings.” Along with her Uncle Martin’s message of love, these words have formed the core of Dr. King’s work and passion for promoting the dignity of all people.

And it is that same message of love that Dr. King once again shared with The Fellowship and Bishop Paul Lanier during a recent visit at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Nashville, TN.

Dr. King has carried on this family legacy as a champion for the sanctity and dignity of all human life, “from the womb to the tomb,” telling us during a previous conversation, “As human dignity is elevated, and we begin to understand that there is a critical race—the one blood, human race—we will begin to see the hate and violence in our nation subside.”

During this conversation, Dr. King was as insightful and inspiring as ever, especially when she closed our time with a favorite gospel song.