Philadelphia D.A. to speak at Sunday MLK event in Germantown

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will speak this Sunday as part of Neighborhood Interfaith Movement’s annual MLK speaker series.

The program, titled Rediscovering the Beloved Community Through Service, Justice and Faith, will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Janes Memorial United Methodist Church (47 E. Haines St., Germantown). In addition to District Attorney Williams, the event will feature responses from local clergy, performances by local choirs and readings of the words of Dr. King.

NIM will also be presenting its Rev. Richard R. Fernandez Religious Leadership Award to Dr. Stanley Diamond, creator of the organization’s first MLK celebration in 1983 and long-time coordinator of the event. The works of renowned artist and illustrator E.B. Lewis will also be on display.

Director Bessie Jordan-Byrd explained that the MLK Program – that featured “Ground Zero Mosque” proponent Daisy Khan last year – consistently stimulates dialogue citywide around King’s ideas and creates a space for thoughtful public discourse

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NIM is a Mt. Airy based coalition of over 50 Philadelphia congregations that include Christians, Jews, Muslims, Unitarians. In the city of Philadelphia, NIM provides services to half of all long-term care facility residents, and one in eight preschool age children through its childcare training programs.


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