April 4th 2018 – National Service Marks MLK Death – 50th Year

National Service to mark 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr assassination 

Christian Aid and the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey will be hosting a National Service at the Abbey on April 4, 2018 marking the 50thanniversary of Revd Dr Martin Luther King’s assassination. The service, which starts at 12 noon, on the day of his assassination, and we would love you and your family to attend.

Tickets are free and can be booked on mlk50.eventbrite.co.uk.

Rediscovering Justice, the theme of the service, will focus on three areas that distinguished Dr King’s fight for justice and equality:

  • His Motivation – exploring the role of faith in seeking justice
  • His Conviction – the passion emanating from the world and circumstances of the marginalised and disadvantaged communities
  • His Actions – exploring his approach and what he did to bring about transformation

These themes will be further developed at a symposium after the service at St Margaret’s church next to the Abbey between 3pm and 6pm.

Christian Aid enjoyed a warm relationship with Dr King: on his occasional visits to the UK he would prioritise visits to its offices. Moreover, alongside the former British Council of Churches, Christian Aid made appointments for Dr King and helped with his press and media.

Doors open at 10:30 am and the event starts at 12 noon.

For more information visit mlk50.eventbrite.co.uk

Picture Credit: Photo by Granger/REX/Shutterstock (8713684a)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1868). American Cleric And Civil Rights Leader. Speaking At Selma, Alabama, On 22 January 1965.
Martin Luther King, Jr.