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Happy 90th Birthday to Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, MCHR Co-Founder and World Peace Advocate

Happy 90th Birthday to Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, MCHR Co-Founder and World Peace Advocate

Posted January 27th, 2020  |  News

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, one of MCHR’s co-founders, is celebrating his 90th birthday this month.

Along with Episcopal Bishop Coleman H. McGehee and Rabbi Richard Herz, he was a co-founder of MCHR in 1980. The trio of committed activists created it as a forum to discuss and act on racism, unemployment, sexism, militarism and economic justice.

All of us at MCHR wish Bishop Gumbleton a happy birthday and thank him for his decades of leadership and inspiration in advocating for human rights and world peace.

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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

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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 MCHRFreedomTour@gmail.com or 248-238-9808.

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