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Pastor has devoted life to social justice

Samuel Eugene Cox's outreach includes helping gay people, minorities and youth

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 18, 2014

~~<p>In 1952, a few years before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name became synonymous with the civil rights movement, Samuel Eugene Cox took part in his first demonstration against segregation in Washington, D.C.</p>
<p>These days, the part-time pastor of visitation at Kailua United Methodist Church, still advocates for social justice. His recent ministry efforts range from helping to open Beacon of Hope House last year, which aids women as they transition out of prison back into society, to working with the Interfaith Alliance Hawai&lsquo;i.</p>
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In 1952, a few years before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name became synonymous with the civil rights movement, Samuel Eugene Cox took part in his first demonstration against segregation in Washington, D.C.

These days, the part-time pastor of visitation at Kailua United Methodist Church, still advocates for social justice. His recent ministry efforts range from helping to open Beacon of Hope House last year, which aids women as they transition out of prison back into society, to working with the Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i. Login for more...



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