In celebration of the birthday and prophetic, civil rights legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a special interfaith service is held in partnership with Urban Grace Church every year. “Redeeming the Prophetic Vision” is free and open event to the general public.The focal point of this service will be oratory addressing some element of King’s prophetic vision. This address will be complemented with the arts; music, drama, dance and with other forms of creative presentations all focusing on highlighting the question of peace, justice and opportunity for all; the prophetic vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Redeeming the Prophetic Vision” was conceived by The Conversation, in partnership with Urban Grace Church and Associated Ministries. The Conversation is a group of Tacoma and South Sound residents committed to building a diverse, critically engaged, social justice community to procure a better life for ourselves and our community. Part of their mission is to address social malaise in the redeeming of Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision. The ecumenical location was chosen, in part, because of the aspects associated with King himself in his civil rights leadership. Were it not for pastors who provided bus transportation, the boycotts of public transportation could not have happened as African Americans in the South lacked automobiles to get to work.