Illustration: MLK Day

Chuck Colson observes: "Monday, Jan. 16, is Martin Luther King Day. Most schools recognize the day—as they should—but will they teach students about Dr. King's Christian faith, which motivated and guided his campaign for civil rights?

"During his Birmingham civil rights campaign, Dr. King required every participant to sign a pledge committing to do 10 things. The first was to 'meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.' Others included the expectation that all participants would 'walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love' and 'pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.'

"To truly understand Martin Luther King, students must learn about his Christian faith. It was at the heart of what he did." (BreakPoint commentary, 1/6/12)