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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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.

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Reading

  • A Network of Mutuality (WorshipWeb)
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Interdependence, Love, Multiculturalism, Peace, Power
  • Extremists of Justice (WorshipWeb)
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Tagged as: Christianity, Commitment, Dignity, Justice, Love, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Violence
  • Litany of the Generations (WorshipWeb)
    by James (Jay) C Leach
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, History, Humanism, Justice, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity
  • Racist or Antiracist (WorshipWeb)
    by Ibram X Kendi
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, History, Identity, Oppression, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity
  • Speaking a History (WorshipWeb)
    by Gail Forsyth-Vail
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, History, Humanism, Justice, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity
  • Testifying (a reading for five voices) (WorshipWeb)
    by Mark Hicks
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Diversity, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism
  • The Flawed Understanding of Martin Luther King, Jr. (WorshipWeb)
    by Aisha Ansano
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, History, Humanism, Justice, Multiculturalism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity
  • What Happens When We Stop Living? (WorshipWeb)
    by Nathan C. Walker
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Belief, Calling, Challenge, Change, Character, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Respect, Trust, Unitarian Universalism, Worth

Reflection

  • Reflections on "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (WorshipWeb)
    by Aisha Ansano
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), America, Anti-Oppression, Arts & Music, Direct Experience, History, Pain, Privilege, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity

Responsive Reading

  • We Answer the Call of Love (WorshipWeb)
    by Julia Corbett-Hemeyer
    Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Equity, Human Rights, Humanism, Justice, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Secular, Seven Principles, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, Vision