Washington National Cathedral Events to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy


The sixth largest cathedral in the world and the second largest in the United States will host two events during the weekend of the federal holiday set aside to honor the late civil rights leader.

The first event will take place Sunday afternoon. Titled “Strength to Love: An Afternoon Retreat for Contemplatives and Activists,” the event will take place at the cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.

“How can we meet hate with love? How can we love our enemies — especially when we don’t like them? How can we find the strength?” noted the cathedral’s website.

“We will sing, pray, walk, listen — to his words, the Spirit and to each other — and strategize about ways to become that beloved community of which King dreamed.”

On MLK Day itself, the National Cathedral will observe a worship celebration called “We Shall Not be Moved: Sanctuary, Witness and Covenant.

Described by the cathedral as a tribute to King, the worship celebration will be held Monday afternoon and will include testimonies by Cathedral canon theologian the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Advancement Project Executive Director Judith Browne Dianis, and United We Dream field organizer Greisa Martinez.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Michael Gryboski