Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
Sunday, January 17, 2016 / Sunday, January 15, 2017
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.
Devote your holiday to serving your community: our social justice calendar provides resources for taking action on MLK Day.
From Tapestry of Faith Curricula
Unitarian Universalist Perspectives
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.
Words for Worship Services
- We shall overcome
- Dream A Have You Do?
- MLK Day Prayer
- Prayer for Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday
- Prayer for Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday
- Prayer of the War Atheist
- Wake Up!
In Real Time
Tagged as: 1st Principle, 2nd Principle, 3rd Principle, 6th Principle, 7th Principle, Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Change, Direct Experience, Honesty, Humanism, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Oppression, Power, Privilege, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism
- Prayer for MLK Sunday or Marches
- A Network of Mutuality
- Extremists of Justice
- Litany of the Generations
- Speaking a History
- Testifying (a reading for five voices)
What Happens When We Stop Living?
Tagged as: 1st Principle, 2nd Principle, 3rd Principle, 4th Principle, 5th Principle, Belief, Calling, Challenge, Change, Character, Direct Experience, Easter, Gratitude, Homecoming / Ingathering, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Respect, Trust, Unitarian Universalism, Worth, Yom Kippur
- The Inauguration of a New Day
- Singing for Freedom
- A Sermonic Letter to My Church to Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
- Building the Beloved Community
- Living the Dream: A Sermon for Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday