Faith Advocates for Jobs will sponsor a national interfaith service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to rededicate ourselves to the struggle for worker justice, which he championed up to his death.
Rev. Dr. James Forbes, above, senior pastor emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City, will deliver the sermon. He will be joined on the pulpit by unemployed workers, Rev. Paul Sherry, national coordinator of Faith Advocates for Jobs, and Dr. Wallace Smith, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church.
When: January 16, 2012, 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Where: Shiloh Baptist Church
1500 Ninth Street, NW
Closest Metro stop: Shaw on the Yellow Line
Music will be provided by the famed Shiloh Baptist Church Choir directed by Thomas Tyler. The service also will feature Buddhist drummers and a litany from an array of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist and other interfaith leaders. A goodwill offering will be taken during the service.
“Our emphasis must turn…to putting people to work…When they are placed in this position, they can then examine how to use their creative energies for the social good.”
Rev. Paul Sherry