MLK’s Legacy in Turbulent Times
What does it mean to carry out the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 2019? How can we, as individuals and as a community, bend the moral arc of our tumultuous times towards justice?
The Interfaith Council of the Northshire is pleased to welcome Ethan Buckner who will address these important questions as guest speaker at its annual Martin Luther King service on Monday, January 21. The service begins at 7 p.m. at the Federated Church of East Arlington, located at 102 Ice Pond Road. Refreshments will be served at the reception that follows. For more information, contact the Federated Church of East Arlington at 802-375-2548.
“In honor of Dr. King’s legacy that implores us to stand up for human rights, we’re excited to hear Ethan address some of the challenges we face today while drawing on his work promoting social, environmental and economic justice,” comments Reverend Kathy Clark, pastor of the Federated Church and a member of the Interfaith Council of the Northshire.
“As a gifted storyteller, speaker and songwriter, Ethan will use both word and song to reflect on his own journey as a seeker of justice, thereby inviting the community into inspired action.”
Buckner comes to Vermont from California where he is on the staff of Earthworks, a nonprofit that focuses on organizing communities fighting oil and gas infrastructural development across the US. He previously served as senior organizer at Stand.earth, where he supported successful grassroots campaigns that stopped proposed oil train facilities in California. He has organized within a wide range of movements related to mass incarceration and police violence, economic inequality and climate justice, among others within the past decade.
The Interfaith Council of the Northshire is a community of faith born out of the respect for the religious traditions that each congregation in the Northshire represents. Regular monthly meetings are held to discuss common concerns and seek avenues to enrich the spirituality and wellbeing of the entire community. To learn more, visit them at ifcnorthshire.org .