Annual MLK Interfaith Service

The Progressive Religious Coalition Presents:

Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters

The 12th Annual Interfaith Celebration
People of World Faiths Embracing Justice in Augusta

The most diverse interfaith event in the CSRA including Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews,
Muslims, Sikhs, Religious Humanists, & Unitarian Universalists

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:45 PM – Gathering
7:00 PM – Service

Covenant Presbyterian Church

3131 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30909

Music by the Davidson Chorale.
A scene from Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by the Augusta Jr. Players to be performed.
Prelude and Postlude music provided by 10 X 10 Theory Band.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers

Sermon: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Our keynote speaker this year will be the Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers who is a nationally known United Church of Christ (UCC) pastor, professor, peace activist, and the author of seven books about progressive Christianity and American society. He has been the senior minister of Mayflower Congregational UCC church, in Oklahoma City, for 27 years. He is also Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Philosophy and Rhetoric Department at Oklahoma City University.

Dr. Meyers lectures and gives workshops on church renewal around the country and is an award-winning commentator for NPR. His teaching and preaching offer a non-literal, non-dogmatic approach to Christianity, and his politics are neither left nor right, but rather subversive for the cause of love. He seeks to build a Beloved Community devoted to embodying peace and justice in a broken world. As a professor, he urges his students to think critically and fearlessly about the things they think they know. His method is Socratic, grounded in the belief that the truth is accessible, but often obscured, and that love is life’s highest achievement. His books all revolve around questions of religion, ethics, and language–that is, around transcendence, morality, and the redemptive power of telling the truth.

A portion of the offering will be given to the Equality Clinic at Augusta University Medical Center. The Equality Clinic is an interprofessional endeavor dedicated to abolishing barriers to health care, serving the health needs of the underinsured, with a specific emphasis on providing complete and competent care to the underserved LGBTQ community and educating current and future providers on cooperative, compassionate patient care.

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