A Day of Tributes to Martin Luther King
Eucharist Service in Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The School of Theology invites the Sewanee community to a Eucharist service in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Nikki Mathis, assistant dean for community life, will preach. The service will be held in the School’s Chapel of the Apostles at 12 Noon on Jan. 16.
The School of Theology’s Committee for Diversity & Reconciliation Presents a Service Honoring the Witness of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This simple service of prayers, music, and readings from Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” will be held at All Saints’ Chapel of the University of the South, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. School of Theology dean for community life, the Rev. Nikki Mathis, will preside, and the letter will be read in its entirety by a variety of student leaders, faculty, and administrators from the college and The School of Theology. The “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is MLK’s masterpiece of Christian witness to the evils of racism and the urgency with which it must be confronted.
The Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Community 27th Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
CCJP is hosting their 27th Annual Community Celebration in the Hearth Room of the Bishop’s Commons on the campus of the University of the South, beginning at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16. The focus of this year’s program is on the historic events of the process of integrating Franklin Country Schools in the mid-1960’s. There will be music from Sewanee Praise, dancing, and a potluck supper. Some food will be provided, and community members are encouraged to bring a dish to share. This event is co-sponsored by CCJP, the African American Alliance, the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, the Outreach Office, and the Franklin County NAACP.