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Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes Jr. of Portland’s Allen Temple CME Church pens a book on Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., exploring his embrace of non-violent activism and how those tactics can relate to today’s injustices.

Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes Jr. of Portland’s Allen Temple CME Church pens a book on Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., exploring his embrace of non-violent activism and how those tactics can relate to today’s injustices.

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God’s Prophet in Non-Violence

Local pastor writes book on Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King

Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes Jr., a Portland minister who has been on the front lines of injustice issues nearly his entire life has explored Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life in his new book “God’s Prophet in Non-Violence.” The pastor of Allen Temple CME Church and the chair of the Albina Ministerial Alliance’s Justice and Police Reform committee, Haynes hopes his book drives home the story of King’s own radical methodologies to refresh or enlighten readers in a society still dealing with systematic racism.