St. Mark Catholic Church in Evanston hosted its 10th annual Keep the Dream Alive Martin Luther King Ceremony on Monday January 18, 2010. The theme this year is “Serve to Lift Up Our Neighbors and Our Community.”
The church was at full capacity as believers of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream gathered to honor his legacy and witness the “Keep the Dream Alive” awards.
Rev. Otis Moss, III, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL was keynote speaker for the event. He is the son of Rev. Otis Moss II who was on Dr. Martin Luther King’s staff and was married by the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Rev. Moss III reminded the gathering, “God’s people have an obligation to reach out to those that hurt, to be Christ to those who are in need and to always provide a path for those that follow, as John the Baptist understood his role to provide a path for Jesus.”
He received his BA in Religion and Philosophy from MorehouseCollege where he served as Student Government President. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Ethics and Theology having been awarded the FTE Benjamin Elijah Mays Scholarship in Religion and the Yale University Magee Fellowship. Rev. Moss has been Adjunct Professor of VoorheesCollege, guest lecturer for the InterdenominationalTheologicalCenter, EmoryUniversity, PresbyterianCollege, PaineCollege, DillardUniversity, HowardUniversity, Yale, Harvard, and MorehouseCollege. He has done extensive research in the areas of African-American culture, theology and youth development. His first book, Redemption in a Red Light District, gained wide acclaim, as did his essays, articles and poetry.
Rev. Otis Moss addressed the crisis in Haiti. See video.