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Martin Luther King service to focus

on 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.)



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