Christian Spirituality Examiner: Monday, Jan. 14, through Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
As we move into the third week of the New Year, here are some of the events and celebrations coming up in the Week Ahead in Central Ohio:
Martin Luther King Day Celebrations--Jan. 15, 2013
Location: Columbus State Community College
Conference Center Ballroom 4th floor
Center for Workforce Development
315 Cleveland Avenue
Time: 11 a.m.
Celebrate the Legacy—The Voice in the Crowd—Jan. 15, 2013
Featuring Danny Glover
Location: The Ohio Union—Archie Griffin Ballroom
Time: 7 p.m.
Address: 1739 North High Street, Columbus, 43210
Actor, producer, and humanitarian, Danny Glover, will be featured in two MLK Celebrations on Jan. 15, as the Keynote Speaker at Columbus State University at 11 a.m. and at The Ohio State University at 7 p.m.
Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years and has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.
Religious Freedom Day—Jan. 16, 2013
Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to "observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship." The day is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. Schools are encouraged to recognize Religious Freedom Day during the school week leading up to January 16.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity—Jan. 18-25, 2013
Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services are arranged. Click here to learn more about the week and its theme for this year.
Martin Luther King Day—Jan. 21, 2013
Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January, celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
Click here to learn about the MLK Day Breakfasts in Columbus and Westerville, along with other events. Also associated with MLK Day is The MLK Day of Service, bringing out that component of Dr. King’s life. To learn more about a local community service event and to hear an excerpt from one of Dr. King's sermons related to "serving," click here.