Back in the 80s when the Moral Majority was in need of dialog, the late Bishop Coleman McGehee, Jr.,Thomas Gumbleton and Rabbi Richard were among the founders if the ecumenical Michigan Coalition for Human Rights who asked my own bishop if I could spend a year organizing it at St. Paul Cathedral on Woodward and Warren in Detroit's downtown area.
Sunday, April 7th the MCHR's annual dinner will be held at Marygrove College Alumnae Hall, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit 48221. Tickets can be obtained from Marge at (313) 579 9071, or, visit www.mchr.org. Amy Lange of Channel 2 is emcee. Diane Nash addresses, "The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s: A Legacy for Today."
Also, "Collateral Damage in the War on Drugs: 40 Years of Failed Policy," will be addressed Thursday, April 25 in Hope Unied Methodist Church, 26275 Northwestern Highway, in Southfield with Joesef White of the Michigan Justice Commission.
Contribution to support the outstanding work of the MCHR may be sent to the MCHR, 9200 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, 48213.
A passage that prompted the "Reign of God" urgency in Coleman McGehee, is the prophet, Isaiah, chapter 61:1-3. . ."bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners. . ."