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2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service

Sunday, January 9, 2022
1:30 pm3:30 pm

The annual MLK Interfaith Service, presented by the SCLC and JCRB|AJC, will be a hybrid event this year (both in person and online).

This year's theme is Freedom & Justice Now!

The keynote speaker will be one of the founders of the local chapter of SCLC, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022: Missouri’s 5th District U.S. Representative, former Kansas City, MO Mayor, and former pastor of St. James Paseo United Methodist Church, Reverend Emanuel Cleaver, II.

Those who wish to gather in fellowship, as well as those who join online can expect the traditions of the service to be observed: a litany of King’s words read by a rainbow coalition of local religious leaders; songs from various faith traditions; and words of inspiration.

The prestigious Evelyn Wasserstrom Award will be presented to Rabbi Doug Alpert, Anita Russell, and Patricia Jones Macklin during the event.

Location: Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking available in the structure immediately south of the church. Entrance is on the east side of Main Street.