A prolific writer, Reverend Lane has been published in such dailies as The Washington Post and has received lead editorial treatment by The Wall Street Journal. He has authored books, pamphlets and written hundreds of editorials on the major issues of his time.
Reverend Lane also has been a Washington, D.C. radio talk show personality and a political and religious commentator for more than 15 years on Berkeley, California-based Pacifica Foundation's WPFW-FM, a 50,000-watt station in the nation's capitol. He co-anchored Pacifica's national gavel-to-gavel broadcasts of the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings on the nominations of David Souter and Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also co-anchored "America: Never Again For White Males Only" on Pacifica's Los Angeles station KPFK; the program will be published as a book in 1995. He currently serves on Pacifica's board of directors and is a member of its executive committee.
In 1977, Reverend Lane was a founder and incorporator of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Church Inc., headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. He also was that body's first ordained minister. Envisioning a new century of interfaith worship, he subsequently founded the Martin Luther King Ecumenical Interfaith Congregation Inc. in 1991, headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland.