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Annual Why Dr. King Still Matters Service
January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Progressive Religious Coalition Presents:
Keeping the Dream Alive:
Why Dr. King’s Message Still Matters
The 13th Annual Interfaith Celebration
People of World Faiths Embracing Justice in Augusta
The most diverse interfaith event in the CSRA, including: Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Religious Humanists, & Unitarian Universalists
Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:45 PM – Gathering
7:00 PM – Service
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
605 Reynolds Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Music by the Davidson Fine Arts Chorale
Performance by the Augusta Jr. Players titled “Anne and Emmett”
Rev. Canon Louis P. Bohler, Jr. will receive a lifetime recognition for higher education and civil rights advocacy.
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. William Barber II
Our keynote speaker this year will be the Rev. Dr. William Barber II who is the nationally known President & Sr. Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; Bishop with the College of Affirming Bishops and Faith Leaders; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of three books: Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing; The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and The Rise of a New Justice Movement; and Forward Together: A Moral Message For The Nation.
A highly sought after speaker, Rev. Dr. Barber has given keynote addresses at hundreds of national and state conferences, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Rev. Dr. Barber served as president of the North Carolina NAACP, the largest state conference in the South, from 2006 – 2017; and currently sits on the National NAACP Board of Directors. A former Mel King Fellow at MIT, he is currently Visiting Professor of Public Theology and Activism at Union Theological Seminary and is a Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary. He holds the honors as the 2015 recipient of the Puffin Award and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award.
Donations received this year will help benefit the film “The River of the Water of Life” an eco-justice film by Mark Albertin.