Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

51st Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Service

January 20 — Indianapolis has many fine MLK Day celebrations. We think one of the best is an interfaith service at the church where King preached in Indianapolis.
Ralph Abernathy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Rev. Andrew J. Brown in Indianapolis
51st Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

Monday January 20, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church
1651 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue
Indianapolis 46202

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation is partnering with the Indiana Christian Leadership Conference and Nur-Allah Islamic Center to celebrate the 51st annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King on January 20. It’s a piece of history. King was close friends with Indianapolis civil rights hero, Rev. Andrew J. Brown, pastor of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church. That’s where King would preach when he was in Indianapolis. St. John’s has celebrated King’s birthday 51 years, making it the longest-running MLK celebration in the country.

The celebration starts at 11:00 am. Come at 10:00 am for a conversation led by the Kheprw Institute.

It will be a truly interfaith celebration, with prayers and sacred texts by members of the Jewish, Jain, Hindu, Bahá’í, and Muslim communities.

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