Before a live audience in Montgomery, Alabama, Krista interviewed the civil rights legend John Lewis during The Faith & Politics Institute's annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Watch their complete, unedited conversation from a front-row seat in the room.
An hour with the extraordinary humanity of Congressman John Lewis. The civil rights movement he helped animate was — as he tells it — love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then — and that he offers up for our common life even today.
Journey with Krista and experience a few audio highlights of the 13th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage organized by the Faith & Politics Institute. Feel free to download them and share with your friends and family!
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