Scenes from Jan. 15 MLK events

Monday, January 15 was Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and New Hampshire and her churches sure did celebrate! Below are a few scenes from the day.

After his work on the Civil Rights Act, Martin Luther King focused on starting a Poor People’s Campaign to address the intersecting evils of poverty, racism and an economy based on war-making. Today the New Poor People’s Campaign aims to renew King’s work and you can join the work! Click this link or text MORAL to 90975 to show your support! Leaders in New Hampshire will connect you to local events and state-wide action opportunities.

 

Executive Director Rev. Jason Wells participates in a Fight for $15 event in Concord.
A packed house at the Manchester YWCA for City Year’s day of celebration, workshops and community service.
Rev. Eric Jackson of Brookside Congregational Church (UCC) in Manchester offered a message entitled “Team Work Makes the Dream Work.”
Bishop Rob Hirschfeld (Episcopal) offers a prayer of invocation at St. George Greek Orthodox Church for the 36th annual MLK celebration in Manchester.
Rev. Mariama White-Hammond of Bethel AME Church in Boston offers her talk “Where We Stand Now.”
Congratulations to Russell and former state representative Jackie Weatherspoon on your award at yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr Coalition event in Manchester.

 

Author: Jason

Rev. Jason Wells is the executive director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches. Prior to this position he served Episcopal congregations in New Hampshire for 13 years after his ordination in 2004. Jason is also a board member of the ACLU-NH. He is a former president of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council and has served on the Episcopal Church's committee on ecumenical and interfaith relationships. Jason received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and also holds bachelors degrees in computer science and mathematics from Southern Methodist University.