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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Seminary of the Southwest will be honoring and remembering Dr. King in our midday chapel service and will be offering a lunch-time discussion of King’s writings and influence.

The chapel service will begin at 11:45am in Christ Chapel on the campus of Seminary of the Southwest. Senior seminarian The Rev. Greg Warren will preach.

Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, Academic Dean and Helen and Everett H. Jones Professor of Christian Ethics and Moral Theology, noted, “As we face ongoing racial tension and violence in our country, we have to acknowledge that the work Dr. King began has not been completed.  It is up to us, people of all colors, to carry forward the legacy of Dr. King’s witness.  Here at the seminary we want to mark this anniversary as an opportunity to remember, to reflect, and to renew our commitment to peace.”

Following the service, Dr. Anthony Baker will lead a lunch time discussion on the influence of the writings of Dr. King. The discussion will be over two of Dr. King’s sermons, ‘Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution’ (transcript and audio) and ‘Paul’s Letter to American Christians’ (transcript and audio).

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean and President, added, “By observing the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.  our community will remember his life and death in the light of our worship in Easter week. May we bring closer the dream that MLK and the prophets have dreamed.”

As with all services at Christ Chapel, all are welcome to attend.

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