New Online Martin Luther King Jr. Video Teaching Series

Trinity Wall Street
Posted Mar 7, 2018

On April 4, 2018, the nation will mark 50 years since the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In observance of the lasting impact of Dr. King’s ministry, Trinity Church Wall Street is offering a new video curriculum at www.trinitywallstreet.org/mlk for use by individuals or in group education settings.

The curriculum has two sections: three special talks given at Trinity Church by experts on Civil Rights era letters, and an interview segment featuring Trinity’s Director of Justice and Reconciliation, Winnie Varghese, in conversation with civil rights icon and public theologian Ruby Sales.

The speaker series, “Three Epistles on Race in America,” explores contemporary black/white relationships using writings that, while perhaps lesser known than King’s famous “I have a dream” oratory, resonate powerfully today.

The speakers are New York City journalist Errol Louis, New York University professor and poet Fred Moten, and Trinity’s Vicar, Phil Jackson. They reflect on King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, James Baldwin’s Letter from a Region in My Mind, and Thomas Merton’s Letters to a White Liberal.

The segments are intended to be helpful in faith-formation educational settings large and small, and they can also be used by individuals. Each segment comes with a set of questions to facilitate discussion and further reflection.

This curriculum is offered to all free of charge and may be viewed online or downloaded www.trinitywallstreet.org/mlk.

About Trinity Church Wall Street
Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. The parish is guided by its core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. More than 20 worship services are offered every week at its historic sanctuaries, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission, and online at trinitywallstreet.org.