Photos from Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Mr. James Dobbs, Augusta Chronicle Photographer
Turnout was heartwarming as about 700 people packed the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia for the 2012 interfaith celebration of the birth and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an event that explained the lasting relevance of the slain civil rights leader.
Leaders from 10 faith communities took part in the interfaith event entitled:
“Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters”
Scroll down to the music-related photos for more information on both groups.
“Invocations from Different Faith Traditions” were delivered by Rabbi Robert Klensin of the Congregation Children of Israel in Augusta, Imam Majed Sabke of the Islamic Society of Augusta, and Rev. Terence A. Dicks for the St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA.
The annual MLK celebration and interfaith service is sponsored by the Progressive Religious Coalition of Augusta.
You can read the entire program bulletin at the end of this story – and click on the pages to read them full size.
Click on the following link to see more of these nice photos of the 2012 MLK event in Augusta, GA by Mr. James Dobbs, Augusta Chronicle Photographer:
Below are media coverage links including a well-received Augusta Chronicle newspaper story, photos and video of the 2012 celebration of the birthday and accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012 newspaper story is headlined:
“Pastor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church compares him to an unfinished symphony” by Ms. Kelly Jasper, staff writer for the Augusta Chronicle.
Below is an Augusta Chronicle video produced by Sara Caldwell.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
I would like to thank the many people involved in making the event a reality and for the media coverage.
Link to WFXG Fox 54 Augusta news story and coverage of the interfaith event to celebrate the birth and the lasting life accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“Different faiths gather to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) – Hundreds of people of all different faiths came together to honor the life of a man who helped make it all possible.
Worshipers of all different faiths joined at the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church to listen to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock, who is the Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where Dr. King preached a message of tolerance and acceptance, gave a sermon with a similar theme in Augusta.
A message that brought together Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and several other religions, all to celebrate as one.
Below are more of the photos by Mr. James Dobbs of the Augusta Chronicle:
Pictured is the Rev. Terence A. Dicks, St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA and Chair Steering Committee, New Tools New Visions, Augusta, GA.
About the the Augusta Chorale:
Rev. Dicks is delivering one of the “Invocations from Different Faith Traditions.”
Additional invocations were delivered by Rabbi Robert Klensin of the Congregation Children of Israel in Augusta and Imam Majed Sabke of the Islamic Society of Augusta.
Photos by Mr. James Dobbs, Augusta Chronicle Photographer.
http://www.augustachorale.org/aboutus.htm Homepage of the Davidson Fine Arts Chorale in Augusta, GA: http://www.thedavidsonchorale.org About the Davidson Fine Arts Chorale: http://www.thedavidsonchorale.org/index.php?id=8 MySpace page of the Davidson Fine Arts Chorale in Augusta, GA: http://www.myspace.com/dfachorale