Bishop's Martin Luther King, Jr. Event Features Catholic, Muslim Speakers

[Verbatim] The Catholic Diocese of Jackson will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Celebration at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 11, 2009 at St. Peters Cathedral in downtown Jackson. The theme for 2009 is "A Vision Fulfilled: The Changing Face of America." The keynote speaker will be Rev. Manuel Williams, CEO of Resurrection Catholic Missions, Incorporated, and Pastor of Resurrection Catholic Church of Montgomery, Alabama. Resurrection Missions offers a holistic approach to the care of children and adults through its residential care facilities and schools within the Southern Alabama community.

Also on program is Sabri Agachan, PhD, Mississippi Representative for the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue. Dr Agachan is a leader within the Jackson spiritual community. A native of Turkey and a devout Muslim, his organization seeks to bridge the gap between the various religions and promote positive change in the world.

This event is free and open to the public. All faiths are encouraged to attend. A free public reception and art exhibit by Tony Davenport will immediately follow.

For additional information please contact the Diocese at 601-969-1880.


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