Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Community prayer breakfast to kick off Martin Luther King Jr. Day; reservations due Jan. 6

Dr. Quinton Dixie

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GOSHEN, Ind. — The 2011 Goshen College Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day on Jan. 17 will begin with prayer and remembrance at the 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Prayer Breakfast, beginning at 7 a.m. in the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall. The breakfast is open to the public and reservations are due by Thursday, Jan. 6.

The breakfast will feature a presentation by Dr. Quinton Dixie, assistant professor of philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Dixie's areas of interest include African-American religious history, religion and labor, hip-hop and spirituality and the civil rights movement. Dixie collaborated with award-winning author Cornell West on a collection of essays, The Courage of Hope: From Black Suffering to Human Redemption. He also partnered with journalist Juan Williams on the 2003 PBS documentary, "This Far by Faith," and the companion volume: This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience.

Goshen College's Voices-n-Harmony Gospel Choir will offer musical selections during the worship program and local pastors will offer prayers.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 7:15 a.m. Advance registration is required; tickets for the breakfast are $18 per person or $144 for a table of eight and must be reserved by Jan. 6. For more information about the prayer breakfast, or to reserve a seat or table, call (574) 535-7565.

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