Renowned Director of the Evangelical Academy in Thuringia, Prof. Dr. Michael Haspel, Speaks in Charlotte, NC
One hundred guests gathered on Monday evening at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church to listen to Prof. Dr. Haspel’s discourse on engagement for freedom and justice as an imported tradition of the Reformation to the Civil Rights Movement.
Through separated in time and space, Prof. Haspel eloquently bridged the gap between Martin Luther, the German Augustine monk who started with his ninety-five theses the protestant reformation in 1517, and Martin Luther King, Jr., the Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States in the 1950s and 60s. Both men, deeply grounded in their unshakeable belief that men must follow their conscience, committed their lives to non-violent resistance against oppression and injustice.
Co-hosted by the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation and the American Council on Germany, the program was sponsored by The Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Institute für Auslandsbeziehungen, and JP Morgan Chase.