Rockhurst University Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2018 marks fifty years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Catholic colleges and universities across the nation came together on Monday, January 15th to honor the life and legacy of one of the greatest leaders of contemporary society. One of these schools includes Rockhurst University. Rockhurst students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered for an interfaith prayer service that “was structured to get individuals listening instead of speaking.”

The event featured prayers from different faith traditions, songs from the St. Monica Church Choir, and recordings of King’s own voice. The ceremony proved “the power that mutual understanding can have in building unity across race, religion, and other boundaries.” Following the service, participants left to participate in various afternoon service projects around the community. Projects ranged from cleaning local parks to brining attention to the toll gun violence has taken on families in the Kansas City area.

To hear more about Rockhurt’s event, visit Rockhurst news.

Providence College Professor Reflects on Race

Providence College assistant professor of theology Dana Dillon co-taught a colloquium called “Race, Marginality, and Theologies of Liberation” this semester. Professor Dillon said her students valued the opportunity to think deeply about race and to create projects showcasing what they’ve learned. Click here to read the reflection, watch a student video, and see how solidarity is linked with Catholic identity and mission.