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2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service


The Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC and Southern Christian Leadership Conference will present the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3:30 p.m., at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City Missouri. Co-chairs for this service are Reverend Robert Lee Hill, Community Consultant, Minister Emeritus - Community Christian Church, and Judy Hellman, Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC. 

The keynote speaker will be Reverend Teresa Hord Owens,  the first African-American General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada.  The 2019 Evelyn Wasserstrom Award will be presented to Dierdre Anderson, Executive Director of United Inner-City Services.

The Interfaith program will begin a week-long commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy.

The 2019 MLK Day Celebration concludes on Monday, January 21 with the Community Mass Celebration at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, 3619 E. 35th St., KCMO 64128 at 6 PM.  The keynote speaker will be Representative Karen Bass, recently elected to chair the Congressional Black Caucus for the 116th U S Congress.  Gavriela Geller, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC will give the Unity Prayer.

The community Interfaith Service and Mass Celebration are open to the public at no charge.

For more information about these and other MLK Week events, visit SCLC's website, and click on the Events drop-down menu at the top of the page.



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