An Interfaith Gathering on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at USC
Join us this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at United University Church at USC for our monthly interfaith gathering. Our theme this month will be on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the triple evils of society: racism, militarism and poverty.
We will have guest speakers and performers. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. As always, this is a free event!
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., although gone from this earth for 45 years now, has left a permanent legacy of nonviolence, of righteous action, a cry for social justice that has not gone unheard. We are obligated as socially conscious beings and people of faith to stand by our neighbor and fight injustice wherever it may rear its head, as King taught.
He worked tirelessly to advocate against the Vietnam War, arguing that it was an immoral and imperialist war in nature. He sought to one day live in a world free from the social ills that cause nations to strike against one another for conquest and subjugation.
King worked against systematic racism that not only corroded the souls of the oppressed, but of his and her oppressor. At its peak in the 60s during the Civil Rights Movement, King worked alongside different faith leaders, and argued against the blatant evil of racism.
Lastly, King ought to be remembered for his work establishing the Poor People’s Campaign alongside the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This multiracial coalition had at its core an urgent demand for immediate economic social justice, an Economic Bill of Rights,—to once and for all abolish the immorality of poverty, a man-made form of “social insanity,” as he called it.
Join us in remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the United University Church at USC for an afternoon of reflection, remembrance and resolve—to begin or continue carrying out King’s mission of ridding the world of militarism, racism and economic exploitation and poverty.
United University Church at USC
(In the Fellowship Hall downstairs)
817 W. 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007