Multiple faiths coming together for special Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Aug. 28, 1963. (AP Photo)

The sixth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr celebration will be held Friday, January 15 starting at 7 p.m. in the Logan Tabernacle.  Once again the event is hosted by Cache Community Connections, an inter-faith organization which was forged following the U.S. terror attacks of 2001.

Rev. Steve Sturgeon, Vicar of St. John’s Episcopal Church and current chair of Cache Community Connections, will be conducting the program. He says the featured speaker will be the Rt. Rev. Scott B Hayashi, 11th Bishop of the Episcopal diocese, which is over all Episcopal churches in Utah including the one in Logan.

“He’s been very active in a number of social issues, dealing with such things as gun violence and also expanding medical coverage for the poor,” Sturgeon says. “He has also tried to foster ecumenical conversations between different faith groups in the state.

“Prior to his speaking we will also have a presentation by several staff members at the Centro de la Familia Head Start program which is located in Providence.”

He says they will talk about the ways they have served the Latino community in Cache Valley.

Once again there will be several pieces by a community chorus conducted by Buffy Evans of Logan’s First Presbyterian Church. A prayer will be offered by a representative of Logan’s Islamic Center.

Everyone is invited to attend to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King. There is no charge for admission.

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