Category - martin luther king

  • April 5, 2018

    Christian Aid and Westminster Abbey have hosted a National Service to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

  • April 4, 2018

    Act Now to End Racism march and rally in Washington, DC takes place 50 years after the assassination of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., the iconic American civil rights leader.

  • March 31, 2018

    On the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Christian Aid and Westminster Abbey will be hosting a National Service and a Symposium on Wednesday 4 April 2018 at midday.

  • January 15, 2018

    Christian Aid and the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey will be hosting a National Service at the Abbey on April 4, 2018 marking the 50th anniversary of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King's assassination.

  • December 24, 2016

    The world of contemporary art is, to be honest, not one I usually take an interest in, but something happened this year which caught my attention.

  • January 20, 2015

    While some heavily red (in this case, right-wing Republican) areas of the United States downplay or even ignore Martin Luther King Day, it has generally won widespread support across the country since it was introduced in 1983 to mark his birthday.

  • January 19, 2015

    In 2015 Martin Luther King Day falls on Tuesday 19 January. There is a moving article on the website of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change by Dr King's widow, Coretta Scott King (who died in 2006), herself an important author, activist and civil rights leader.

  • January 19, 2015

    This year (2015), Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US falls on 19 January – the third Monday of the month. It is an observance which is gaining traction in other parts of the world, too, where the legacy of the civil rights campaigner and Baptist minister is an an iconic symbol of freedom for people of both religious and other belief the world over.

  • January 20, 2014

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on 15 January 1929. The federal holiday in his honour in the United States is the third Monday in January.

  • August 27, 2013

    Clarence Jones, a principal aide to Martin Luther King Jr., who had collaborated in drafting a speech for the March on Washington, described that event in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 26 August 2013 during a week when the 50th anniversary of the speech was being commemorated world-wide. Theodore A. Gill, World Council of Churches' senior publishing editor sets the scene and shows how the dream of change through nonviolence remains alive today.