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Remembering MLK and Black History

On Friday, January 15, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is commemorated on our Lutheran calendar of saints as a renewer of society and martyr. King is more widely remembered on Monday, January 18, a federal holiday in the United States. Below are a few local opportunities to help us remember King's legacy and celebrate Black history.

Realizing Dr. King's Dream through "Good Trouble" and Nonviolence

A panel event sponsored by the United for Peace Coalition.

Sunday, January 17, 3:00-4:30pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration

Five leading theologians will reflect on the theme during the 60-minute pre-recorded tribute. Featuring music and worship elements provided by the Rev. Vickie Johnson, Pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Chicago, and Dr. Keith Hampton, Cantor to the Seminary Community, LSTC. More info at

Monday, January 18, 11:15am-12:15pm

Watch on LSTC's Facebook or YouTube pages

Black Voices of Transformation: A Spoken Word Event for Black History Month

Featuring several African-American artists from Christian and Muslim communities expressing socially conscious and personally inspiring messages. This event is being coordinated by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement in partnership with the American Islamic College and the Inter-Religious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Thursday, February 18, 6:00-7:30pm

Please RSVP at this link to receive participant links and details.

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