Triangle MLK Celebration | January 13-16

The Beloved Community in Pursuit of Non-Violence as a Way of Life

Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Celebration

The evidence is very strong in today’s society that now is the time to stand for what is humane, right, and just. It is also time to recognize that we are bound together in this world with the potential to create a society of goodness and hope.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. acknowledged the importance of a just society abounding with fairness and basic respect for all people. In his theology and methodology, he embraced a commitment to create a glimpse of the Kingdom of God by stressing the beauty of the “Beloved Community”, where all human and natural life is deemed sacred and worthy of respect and support. He often preached about a single garment of destiny expressing his global vision of justice. On December 11, 1960, in a sermon entitled “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life”, Dr. King expounds on this vision:

“I am absolutely convinced that God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men and brown men and yellow men. But God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race, the creation of a society where all men will live together as brothers and every man will respect the dignity and worth of all human personality.”

2023 Award Applications

King Leader Award Application

The Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee invites applicants for our annual “King Leader Award.” This award recognizes leaders in our community that exemplify Dr. King’s passionate commitment to transformation and justice. The King Leader Award recipient is announced at the annual Triangle Martin Luther King Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast as part of the Committee’s celebration of the King Holiday. Download Application Instructions

John Lewis Award Application

Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee (Committee) is excited to announce a special, one-time award honoring the life and legacy of the late U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Leaders between the ages of 18-22 years old who are making a positive impact through social justice activism in the Triangle and surrounding areas (i.e. Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake counties).
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Virtual Prayer Breakfast

Head over to our YouTube channel to watch the 42nd Annual Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.

Virtual Noon Observance

The 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Observance – Virtual Edition was sponsored by United Way of the Triangle.

Virtual Evening Musical

Head over to our Facebook page or YouTub channel to watch the 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Musical Celebration.

Event Sponsors

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