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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  • 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


  • The Man, the Dream, the Movement (WorshipWeb)
    by Clyde Grubbs, Mary Jane Holden, Erika A. Hewitt
    Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, History, Humanism, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Solidarity


  • A Sermonic Letter to My Church to Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday (WorshipWeb)
    by Melissa Carvill-Ziemer
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Anti-Oppression, Identity, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Unity
  • Bending Toward Justice: One More Step (WorshipWeb)
    by Paul R Beedle
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Diversity, Race/Ethnicity, Respect, Responsibility, Service
  • Building the Beloved Community (WorshipWeb)
    by Fred Small
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Diversity, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness


  • Let My People Go! (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Freedom
  • Wake Up to Injustice (WorshipWeb)
    by Gail Forsyth-Vail
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Anti-Oppression, Humanism, Justice, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Responsibility

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  • Singing for Freedom (WorshipWeb)
    by Martha Dallas
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Arts & Music, Direct Experience, Freedom, Oppression, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Six Sources