Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Observances

Date & Time:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Mission and Ministry Center invites all members of our community to gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  through shared prayer and reflection. Seven brief prayer and reflection opportunities will take place at seven different locations on campus at seven different times throughout the day. Each of these brief sessions will include time for all who gather to share reflections on a specific quote from Dr. King. Members may feel free to join one or more of these sessions, choosing them by the best time, location, or the quote that most inspires them. The group will gather nearby listed locations in case of inclement weather.

The schedule follows below:

9:00am, Academic Affairs: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." Strength to Love, 1963.

10:30am, Filippi Administration: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."  Letter from Birmingham, Alabama jail, April 16, 1963.

12:00pm, Peace Pole at Ferroggiaro Hall: "It is not enough to say 'We must not wage war.' It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but the positive affirmation of peace."  Anti-War Conference, Los Angeles, California, February 25, 1967.

2:00pm, UCU Pavilion Lobby: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Strength to Love, 1963.

3:30pm, Fenlon Hall (SMC Brothers' Residence): "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Strength to Love, 1963.

5:30pm, Chapel Plaza: "If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective." Christmas sermon, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967.

8:00pm, Justin Residence Hall Lounge: "We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience." Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965.

Contact: 

Brother David Caretti, FSC, EdD: brotherdavid@stmarys-ca.edu

MLK Prayer Observances schedule