About Ben Kamin

“Ben Kamin can talk to anybody about anything.”
— Congressman Louis Stokes, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (1925-2015)

BEN KAMIN is a prize-winning scholar and author on the life and work of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In this capacity, he has maintained working and educational partnerships with both the National Civil Rights Museum/Lorraine Motel in Memphis and the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Besides his MLK books, Kamin has authored broadly in the areas of spirituality, inclusiveness, and recovery. He has been quoted in the Ann Landers column and in the Congressional Record.

Kamin was ordained a Reform rabbi in 1978 and has served congregations and agencies in Toronto, New York, Cleveland, San Diego, and Laguna Woods, CA. Kamin is passionate about outreach/interfaith relations, bereavement, reconciliation practices, and the social narrative of the United States. His Op-ed pieces about social justice and the Civil Rights Movement have appeared frequently in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toronto Star and many other publications.

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