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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognizes the birth of the civil rights leader who led marches and boycotts for equal rights in the Southern United States. It is celebrated the third Monday in January. His inspiring words and actions remind Americans everywhere to work for racial, economic, and international justice. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday enacted by Congress in 1983. In 1994, Congress named it as a day of service to the community in recognition of Dr. King’s service to the world community.

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The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beacon Press, a department of the Unitarian Universalist Association, has an exclusive agreement to partner with the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. in a publishing program, "The King Legacy," which gives Beacon the sole right to print new editions of previously published King titles and to compile Dr. King's writings, sermons, orations, lectures, and prayers into entirely new editions, including significant new introductions by leading scholars.

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Benediction

  • We shall overcome (WorshipWeb)
    by Jonalu Johnstone
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Change, Commitment, Justice, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity

Homily

  • The Inauguration of a New Day (WorshipWeb)
    by Brent A Smith
    Tagged as: America, Anti-Oppression, Justice, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism

Meditation

Opening

  • Wake Up! (WorshipWeb)
    by Christian Schmidt
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Challenge, Direct Experience, Justice, Privilege, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, #BlackLivesMatter

Poetry

  • In Real Time (WorshipWeb)
    by Jeannie Shero
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Anti-Oppression, Change, Direct Experience, Honesty, Humanism, Oppression, Power, Privilege, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, #BlackLivesMatter

Prayer

  • A Life Dedicated to Justice, Equality, and Peace (WorshipWeb)
    by Paul S Sawyer
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Children, Commitment, Equality, Justice, Living Our Faith, Peace, Prophetic Words & Deeds, War
  • Peacemakers of a New World (WorshipWeb)
    by Audette Fulbright Fulson
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Oppression, Caring, History, Human Rights, Justice, Kindness, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity
  • To Embody the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. (WorshipWeb)
    by Wayne B Arnason
    Tagged as: Commitment, Connections, Humility