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Release Date: 03.07.2012 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

MLK Chapel at Morehouse College Hosts College of Ministers & Laity, April 9-12

Civil rights advocate and attorney Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness", and Rev. Suzan Johnson-Cook, US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, are keynote speakers at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers & Laity, April 9-12. The conference is a program of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College.

On Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m. Alexander speaks on "A Call for Faith and Social Justice" about the role of faith and religion in shaping domestic policy. Johnson-Cook speaks on "Faith, Freedom and Foreign Policy" on Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m. as part of the ceremonial induction of the 2012 class of the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers.

The theme for this year’s conference, "Showing Up in the World: Answering the Call to Learn, to Serve and to Lead," is designed for those who are called to be servant leaders by continuing Dr. King’s dream and legacy to create The Beloved World Community.

Events include presentations, roundtable discussions, music and arts performances, and a festival of intergenerational preaching with a special focus on women in ministry. Pre-conference events include a public conversation with Dr. Vincent Harding, Ambassador Andrew Young, The Reverend James Lawson and Mrs. Dorothy Cotton on April 4 at 6 p.m., and a dialogue with Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of The Agape International Spiritual Center, and spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen, founder of EnlightenNext and author of "Evolutionary Enlightenment", on April 5 at 7 p.m. For schedule and registration, go to

The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College:
The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College is to teach, encourage, inspire and support the development of everyone we touch as ambassadors of the Beloved World Community. Our vision is that the Chapel will be a beacon for students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as others from around the world who seek to experience a meaningful connection with Dr. King’s World House values of ethics, nonviolence, service and unity.

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