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  • Monday, January 15, 2018 (All day)
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognizes the birth of the civil rights leader who led marches and boycotts for equal rights in the Southern...
  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognizes the birth of the civil rights leader who led marches and boycotts for equal...

Tapestry of Faith

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  • In February of 1965, the United States was at another turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Act had been passed in...

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  • By Aisha Ansano
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time when particular songs get sung; one of them is "Lift Every Voice and Sing." It gets sung in school,...
  • By Aisha Ansano
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a radical. He was called “the most dangerous man in America” by the FBI and had a 17,000 page FBI...
  • By Julia Corbett-Hemeyer
    In the face of hate, We answer the call of love. In the face of exclusion, We answer the call of inclusion. In the face of homophobia, We...
  • By Christian Schmidt
    Let us wake up. Not just from the Sunday morning exhaustion, from the wish for a few more drowsy minutes in bed. Let us wake up to this...
  • By Jeannie Shero
    #‎BlackLivesMatter Let the only burning be the fire of commitment in our hearts, minds, hands, spirits in our community of faith. Live...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Today, the congregation will be singing hymns from our hymnals which are particularly precious to us as Unitarian Universalists. But today...
  • By Christopher Buice
    In Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 there were some children who wanted to be free. They were tired of being shut out of some restaurants and...
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time there was a little girl named Rosa, who loved to read her Bible. One of her favorite stories was the story of Moses, and...
  • By Jessica Purple Rodela
    My prayer today is that I learn to stay a war atheist— my prayer today for each of us, for everyone in this nation, in this world, is that...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    The question is not, “What happens when we die?” Nobody really knows. The real question is, “What happens when we stop living?” The...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    In his avant-garde theatrical “The Last Supper At Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” New York choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones includes a backwards...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    This story was created collaboratively by several religious educators. As you prepare to share it, read the 1966 Ware Lecture "Don't Sleep...
  • By James (Jay) C Leach
    This is adapted from a litany by Gail Forsyth-Vail, who suggests the following to maximize the reading's power: Identify seventeen people...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    This reading requires seventeen people who are able to come forward and represent the generations of African Americans in the British...
  • By Mark Hicks
    Frances, an African American woman: To be African-American in this country is to face racism throughout life, however subtle. The love of...
  • By Mark Ward
    I want to begin today by thanking you for inviting me to address this auspicious occasion today. I am aware that we stand on the threshold...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing...
  • By Paul S Sawyer
    [In this difficult time of war and destruction,] We call to our minds today the life of a man of peace, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr...
  • By Jonalu Johnstone
    We shall overcome. When we can truly celebrate the diversity of contributions and talents offered by all people, we shall overcome hatred...
  • By Audette Fulbright Fulson
    We give thanks for the gift of the brief and powerful life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; yet it is through our faithful acts of compassion in the struggle for justice that we make our most powerful prayer.
  • By Melissa Carvill-Ziemer
    On the cusp of this new day in our nation’s history, seems like everyone has something to say. I have been deluged with emails from the...
  • By Wendy von Zirpolo
    The words came and my heart soared. He said...“A new dawn of American leadership is at hand." And I sat up, listened differently...wanted...
  • By Fred Small
    When I was in third grade at Evergreen School in Plainfield, NJ, my best friend was John Carvana. At 8 years old, I was awkward physically...
  • By Kathleen Rolenz
    Spirit of Justice, God who befriends those who stand upon the constant edges of decision,-- crucial and alone We are grateful to be...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice...
  • By Wayne B Arnason
    I invite you now into a quiet time, a time for spoken and silent contemplation. Spirit of Life, we have come into each other's presence...
  • By Brent A Smith
    We retell the birth, life, and death of Dr. King to symbolize that it is not until humanity can measure the worth and meaning of a single...