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By Danny McKenzie

ISBN-10: 1604731303

ISBN-13: 9781604731309

ISBN-10: 1604733403

ISBN-13: 9781604733402

For greater than fifty years, Jack Reed, Sr. (b. 1924) has been a voice of cause in Mississippi--speaking from his platform as a famous businessman and taking management roles in schooling, race kin, monetary and group improvement, or even church governance. hardly ever one to persist with the established order, Reed regularly introduced his speeches with a wide dose of fine cheer. His audiences, even though, didn't continually reciprocate, particularly in his early years while he spoke out on behalf of public schooling and racial equality. His willingness to take part in civic affairs and his oratorical abilities led him to management roles at nation, neighborhood, and nationwide levels--including the presidency of the Mississippi financial Council, chairmanship of President George H. W. Bush's nationwide Advisory Council on schooling, and constitution club at the United Methodist Church fee on faith and Race. A Time to talk brings jointly greater than a dozen of Reed's speeches over a fifty-year interval (1956-2007). The Tupelo businessman discusses the occasions surrounding his talks approximately race relatives inside his church, his deep involvement in schooling along with his shut good friend Governor William wintry weather and with President George H. W. Bush, and his personal crusade for governor as a Republican in 1987. Danny McKenzie locations this unique fabric in historic context. A Time to talk illustrates how a personal citizen with braveness can impression optimistic switch. Danny McKenzie, a veteran Mississippi newspaper columnist, is the assistant to the president for advertising and improvement at Blue Mountain university. he's the writer of concerns of the Spirit: Human, Holy, and differently.

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While paying homage to the Christian women was certainly the gentlemanly thing to do, it was also politically very expedient. His message of leadership outside the church, but based on church values, never wavered. And again he called on his triedand-true standard, the dual test of morality and reason. In February of this year, the Mississippi Economic Council again issued a statement urging law and order, compliance with the Civil Rights Act, and the right for any qualified citizen to vote. I think it is true that the overwhelming support that this position has received from the business community is due in large part to the 22 1965: Witnessing on Race Relations fact that men have faced up to the economic realities of the Civil Rights Act, which in short says: 1) comply; 2) go to jail; 3) go out of business.

But it was at the Dallas General Conference that the true plan of merging the jurisdictional conferences and statewide (annual) conferences were written into Methodist policy. It was also at this conference that the Methodist Church became the United Methodist Church, with the constitution declaring: “The United Methodist Church is a part of the Church Universal which is one Body in Christ. ” That pronouncement achieved what Reed and many of his moderate cohorts in several southern states had longed for.

I honestly do not see how God can solve problems in human relations without our help! I don’t see how presidents or governors can solve these problems without including our participation as involved citizens, and I do not see how the proper role of the Mississippi Methodist in this matter can be determined without our taking a personal position. Not, of course, by hurling bombs or insults at those with whom we disagree, but by prayerfully using our minds and hearts in approaching this conflict with compassion and concern—not only for the Negro, but for those within this conference and within this very room who disagree.

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