Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
For some Pastors, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr changed the way Ministry and Clergy handle social justice issues.
King preached, marched and spoke out about any wrongs he saw.
More than 40 years after his death, Pastors say Dr. King's example has not fallen by the wayside.
"I say yes. The Church is active today but in a very different manner than it had been active in the 1960's of necessity because we serve a different generation", says Rev Dr. Peter Wherry of Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church. "
"I think that more individual churches are involved. I don't see it as much of a movement as it was then", says Rev Dr. Dwayne A. Walker of Little Rock A-M-E Zion Church in Charlotte.
Clergy members say issues like homelessness, poverty, the economy, inequality in school resources, voting, discrimination, the disparity in the number of African Americans in prisons, and immigration still motivate Pastors to get involved.
Dr Walker says "I think it's our moral duty to be at the fore front to look at some of the issues that exist today and speak up and speak out, particularly when people are being wronged".
Pastors say while there are no public marches or protests, individual Churches are taking on different issues.
"I believe there is some cohesion. I do believe we've become polarized to some extent - much like the nation has", says Dr Wherry.