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13 posts from August 2013

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we're sharing some intimate glimpses of the March—from civil rights activists and leaders to ordinary citizens who helped shape the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Read more →

With a new school year just around the corner, students are stocking up on supplies and teachers are polishing their curriculum plans. To help the latter, Beacon offers guides to help in teaching many of our most popular titles. Find... Read more →

Download the new ebook, The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr., a collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, including "I Have a Dream." Read more →

By Tom Hallock | Today is Jessie Bennett’s last day at Beacon Press, and I want to take the opportunity to thank her in the space she created. Jessie came to Beacon six years ago, answering the call for someone to fill “a temporary, grant-funded position” to create a blog for the press. In my new hire letter I wrote, “There is a possibility that the position will be funded for a second year.” Thanks to her work, it was funded for a second and then a third, by which time we had come to feel that both the blog and its editor were essential to the work of the press. Read more →

Chris Stedman is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University and author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. He tweets at @ChrisDStedman. This post originally appeared at Religion Dispatches. The debate over Humanist chaplains in... Read more →