At this anniversary of his birth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is remembered for his courageous leadership in the US civil rights movement of the 1960s. At the same time, BPFNA Coordinating Director Gary Percesepe says, "It is important for folks to realize that Dr. King was not only a civil rights leader, he was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and a leading Baptist Peacemaker."
Dr. King's legacy as a Baptist peacemaker will be explored at BPFNA's upcoming Summer Conference in Atlanta, July 10-15, 2006, with worship at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King gave his first and last sermons, and where he served as pastor with his father. This year's conference is themed, "Becoming the Beloved Community", and is BPFNA's 21st annual summer gathering.
For more information on the 2006 Summer Conference, visit www.bpfna.org/summerconference2006.
Suggested reading: "Seeing Beyond the 'Dream Speech': Recovering Martin Luther King's Vision of the World House" "Seeing Beyond the 'Dream Speech': Recovering Martin Luther King's Vision of the World House", by Dr. Gary Percesepe