Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Venue or organization:
The Progressive Religious Coalition Presents: Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters
The 11th Annual Interfaith Celebration - People of World Faiths Embracing Justice in Augusta
The most diverse interfaith event in the CSRA including Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Religious Humanists, & Unitarian Universalists
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:30 PM - Gathering
6:45 PM - Service
Beulah Grove Baptist Church
1434 Poplar Street, Augusta, GA
Music by the Davidson Chorale and Creative Impressions.
Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley
The Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley was born in Wichita, KS but graduated high school in Denver. He began his leadership in the civil rights movement and struggle for human dignity as student body president at Tennessee State University and involvement in Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s. He was a Peace Corp volunteer in Nigeria, a program manager in the US Department of Education, and served 25 years as pastor of historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.
He added scientific grounding to his work with a Ph.D. in Urban Education and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Durley now combines the disciplines of faith and science with the lessons learned as a civil/human rights advocate. He believes God created a perfect, ecologically balanced world for humans to care for, but we are destroying it at an alarming rate. Saving our environment will require cooperation and buy-in from the educational, scientific, business, political, and faith communities. He chronicled his journey in his autobiography, I Am Amazed, available on Amazon.
Among his dozens of awards are the White House Champion of Change Award and having his name inscribed on the National Civil Rights Walk of Fame.