Evanston Interfaith Service will Commemorate the Life and Work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3-5 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd.
In Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last book, Chaos or Community, King says, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.”
That’s the theme of Sunday’s interfaith worship service, sponsored by Interfaith Action of Evanston, Evanston Interfaith Clergy and Leaders, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Grace Lutheran Church, Second Baptist Evanston, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, and The Alice Millar Chapel.
“The service will honor the faith witness of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. specifically,” says Second Baptist’s Pastor Michael Nabors, “And it will draw in interfaith partners and community members as we explore through dance, music, poetry, and prayer how we can use our communal presence to create a more just and loving society for all.”
Dr. Rami Nashashibi, will offer the keynote address. Nashashibi is executive director of the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Professor of Sociology and Religion and Muslim Studies at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Second Baptist’s Rev. Michael Nabors will deliver a call to action.
The event will feature singing by the Second Baptist Church choir, Cantor Susie Lewis Friedman of Beth Emet, and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s Felicia Patton. Second Baptist’s Dance Ministry will also perform.