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Seminaries honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
a national holiday in the United States that honors Dr. King and his legacy of nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement.

Designated a federal holiday in 1986, it has only been officially observed in all 50 states since 2000. The campaign to create the holiday began in 1968, shortly after the assassination of Dr. King.

Many theological schools celebrate MLK Day through lectures, days of service, and special chapel celebrations. Listed below are a few of the celebrations taking place this week around the country.

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Breaking bread, extending community



Is there anything more communal than the breaking of bread, the sharing of a meal? Jesus understood this. The church in the Book of Acts seems to have gotten the memo as well. Every small town pastor knows that "the tie that binds" is as much about shared potluck dinners as it is about shared woes. It is more certain than even death and taxes: Everybody's got to eat.

The good folks at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities seem to ...

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