The Unitarian Universalist Washington Office for Advocacy’s Olive Branch Peace Offering Partnership is hosting a “Rebirthing King” Celebration! the day before that other event (smile). The celebration will be held at All Souls Church, Unitarian on 1500 Harvard Street, NW in Washington, DC. Here’s the announcement:
“Rebirthing King”- An Olive Branch Interfaith Peace Partnership Event
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, a new President will be inaugurated and begin to work with a new Congress. The day before, Monday January 19, is Martin Luther King’s Birthday.
The Olive Branch Interfaith Peace Partnership is hosting a celebration of Dr. King’s life and new possibilities in the coming administration. Join us as we discuss the life of Rev. King and the lessons we can learn in our fight against poverty, oppression and militarism.
Members of Olive Branch Interfaith Peace Partnership include: American Muslim Voice, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, Faith Voices for the Common Good, Jewish Voice for Peace, Muslim Peace Fellowship, Pax Christi, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, The Shalom Center, Unitarian Universalist Association, United Methodist Church General Board of Church & Society, and others.
The event will be hosted at 5:30 PM All Souls Church, Unitarian
1500 Harvard St. NW
Washington DC 20009
Speakers are to include:
Rev. William G. Sinkford, President of the UUA
Marion Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense League
Rabbi Arthur Wascow, Chair of the Shalom Center of Philadelphia
Rev. Jim Wallace, President and Editor of Sojourner’s Magazine
Dr. Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock
For more information on the event, including a study guide, please visit www.olivebranchinterfaith.org