Martin Luther King
service to focus
preserving dream in 21st century
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (Dec. 29, 2003) - Manchester
College will hold a service of celebration and rededication honoring the
legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19. The
service will begin at 7 p.m. in Wampler Auditorium, on the west side of the
Administration Building on East College Avenue.
Guest speaker for this sixth annual service is
Professor John Stanfield, former chair of Indiana University's
Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and director
designate of the Institute for Equality Studies. The ordained Baptist
minister is licensed with Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and has a
strong association with the Quakers. Stanfield will address the
pluralistic character emerging in America in "Ecumenical Solutions for
21st Century America."
The Union Baptist Church Choir from Fort Wayne will
perform, joined by the Manchester College Chamber Singers.
"We look forward to again gathering together as persons
of faith to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and entertain the idea of how
we can move further into this new century that continues to challenge the
dream the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King helped set in motion," said Campus
Pastor Jim Chinworth.
(It is tradition at the MLK service to collect an
offering to support the campus Intercultural Center.)