MLK Morning Prayer Service

The Marquette University community is invited to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special morning prayer service and community reading of Dr. King's "A Christmas Sermon on Peace." One of five orations included in Dr. King's book, The Trumpet of Conscience, it is often noted for its prophetic and enduring message as a plea for peace in a broken world. The reading will be complemented by prayer as well as singing led by the Marquette University Gospel Choir. Light refreshments will follow in AMU room 157.


  • Free and open to the Marquette community.
  • Date: Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Location: The Chapel of the Holy Family (located in the Alumni Memorial Union)
  • Event flyer: Download it here.



The service is sponsored by Campus Ministry, Raynor Memorial Libraries, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.


  • Jan. 20: Soup with Substance: Organizing with Dr. King in Birmingham, Alabama: Rev. Joseph Ellwanger and Joyce Ellwanger will share stories from their experience as civil rights activists in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1960s. The Ellwangers’ prominent roles in the Civil Rights Movement and at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Birmingham brought them in frequent contact with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Jan. 21: Sheryll Cashin, Marquette University 2016 Ralph Metcalfe Fellow, professor of law at Georgetown University, and author of Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, will present "The Trumpet of Conscience: MLK’s 1967 Message on 'The Impasse in Race Relations' and How We Move Forward in the 21st Century." Event sold out; waiting list in effect.

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