Annual Sunday MLK Day Celebration Features Panel Discussion on the Role of Religion in Social Justice

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 5:20 pm.

Image courtesy of the Library of CongressThe Main Line Martin Luther King Association will hold its annual Sunday celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  in conjunction with Bryn Mawr College on  Jan. 15 beginning at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Goodhart Hall’s McPherson Auditorium, on the Bryn Mawr campus.

This year’s program includes a panel discussion on the topic “What Role Did The Religious Community Play During the Civil Rights Movement & What Role Is the Religious Community Playing in Social Justice Today?” NBC-10 News Reporter Monique Braxton, the event’s master of ceremonies, will moderate the discussion. The panelists include:

  • The Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler – Pastor, Mother Bethel AME Church, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • The Rev. Virginia Pollard – Associate Pastor, Zion Baptist Church, Ardmore, Pa.
  • Maryam Walker Phillips – Library Network Administrator, MCLINC, Conshohocken, Pa.
  • The Rev. Father Martini Shaw – Rector, African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Rabbi Arthur Waskow – Founder & Director, The Shalom Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Dr. Maghan Keita – Director, Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

The Barry Sames Ensemble featuring Sherry Wilson Butler will offer special music selections. Darlyne Bailey, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and special assistant to the president for community partnerships, will give a welcome on behalf of Bryn Mawr College. The recipients of the Main Line Martin Luther King Association Scholarship will be recognized before a free-will offering for the scholarship fund is collected. Refreshments will be served following the program.

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