Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Issues Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War

Posted January 14th, 2020  |  News

An op-ed on U.S. military intervention in the Middle East authored by MCHR co-founder Bishop Thomas Gumbleton was recently published in Common Dreams.

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Stop the War Drive on Iran — Defend the Congressional Resolution Limiting President Trump’s Actions in the Persian Gulf and Middle East

Posted January 14th, 2020  |  News

Abayomi Azikiwe posits the MCHR position on the continuing U.S. military intervention in the Middle East and Persian Gulf.

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MCHR, Gesu Church and UDM Present: Kathy Kelley — Co-ordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence “Non-Violent Resistance to Forever Wars”

Posted January 9th, 2020  |  News

7 p.m., February 12, 2020
Life Science Bldg., #113
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 McNichols Road
Detroit, Mich. 48221


MCHR 2020 Freedom Tour Set for June 19-30, 2020, Information and Applications Now Available

Posted December 16th, 2019  |  News

The Freedom Tour is scheduled for June 19-30, 2020. Once again, MCHR will sponsor an unforgettable 10-day bus tour through the Deep South to explore the history of the civil rights movement and the people and ideas that drove the movement.

The Freedom Tour will make numerous stops throughout Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Scheduled stops along the way will include: The King Center for Non-Violence (Atlanta, Georgia); Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Alabama); Edmund Pettus Bridge (Selma, Alabama) and Berea College (Berea, Kentucky) along with many other important civil rights landmarks and institutions.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020.

Information on the tour, sponsorship details and application forms are available below. Click to view, download and print documents:

For additional information or if you have questions, contact Chantelle Yancy at or 248-238-9808.


MCHR Founders Day Event 3 p.m., December 8, 2019 at Swords Into Plowshares Gallery Presentation: “The Long Life of White Supremacist Terror in the U.S”

Posted November 28th, 2019  |  News

MCHR Founders Day will feature a presentation from Dr. Fran Shor, MCHR Advisory Board Member and Professor Emeritus of History at Wayne State University.

“The Long Life of of White Supremacist Terror in the U.S.” will review the history of white supremacist activities in the U.S. from colonial to contemporary times.

In addition, Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge will be presented with the MCHR Bishop Coleman McGehee, Jr. Champion of Justice Award.

Swords into Plowshares is located at 33 E. Adams, Detroit, Mich. 48226.

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