Friends Journal is proud to sponsor of the upcoming Heschel King Festival, January 4-5 in Philadelphia, to celebrate the legacy of two important American religious activists, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The event is co-sponsored by more than 40 faith and community groups in Philadelphia, including Friends Journal and at least three local Friends meetings.
Heschel-King Festival – January 4-5, 2013
Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, 4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia PA 19128
Join us for Learning, Conversation, Action & Performances!
Celebrate and learn from the lives, work, and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. King and Heschel worked together in the 1960s for racial equality, economic justice and peace. What are the civil rights issues of today? How can we work together across race, religion, class, and ethnicity to create a more just society? Join hundreds of diverse participants in exploring these questions for a new generation.
For more information: http://mishkan.org/story/heschel-king-festival
Register today for free: http://heschelkingfestival.eventbrite.com
Space is limited, so registration is required.
The Heschel-King Festival will be a robust and inspiring weekend. Keynote speakers include two close colleagues of King: civil rights historian and scholar Dr. Vincent Harding and Dorothy Cotton, former Education Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. A third keynote speaker will be Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, who studied with Rabbi Heschel. The program includes performances by a multi-faith choir, conversations among the speakers and local leaders, a showcase of 15 community action groups, a performance by a multi-faith group of teens developed by Philly’s own Bible Raps, excerpts from a film about Heschel by Steve Brand, and more.
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