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November 24: Death of John Knox (1572)

Posted at This Day in Presbyterian History:

On November 24, 1572, Scottish clergyman and reformer John Knox died in Edinburgh.

God’s Firebrand Finally Extinguished… 246 more words

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Mandela's Reflections: Discomforts

Some things rest uneasy on the mind: In a pinch, how prepared would I be, for instance, to live by the protocols of nonviolence? And if you extirpate the pinch, how would a commitment to such principles alter my behavior from what it is right now? 521 more words

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Gandhi, Nonviolence, and the Civil Rights Movement

A recent NPR story covered Mohandas Gandhi’s early career and activism in South Africa. Gandhi originally went to South Africa to work as a lawyer but it was his experience with the segregated and racist system of apartheid that galvanized him into political action. 1,045 more words

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