martin luther king

  • 20 Jan 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.

  • 19 Jan 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.

  • 19 Jan 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.

  • 20 Jan 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.

  • 27 Aug 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.

  • 21 Jan 2013

    In a previous blog (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17832), I noted the significant coincidence of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama ('Obama, MLK and the dream of a better world').

  • 20 Jan 2013

    Many people know that today is an important day not only for the United States but also our world, since it is President Obama's second inauguration in Washington DC.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    As US voters go to the polls today, Archbishop Desmond Tutu invoked the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on a brief but enthusiastic visit to Wales.

  • 7 Oct 2011

    A celebration of the life of iconic US civil rights leader the Rev Fred Shuttlesworth has been planned, following his death on 5 October 2011.

  • 20 May 2011

    Martin Luther King III has given a powerful address to the first-ever International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston, Jamaica.