Saturday, January 25, 2020 Global Protest for No War on Iran in Grand Rapids, MI 1-3pm at Fulton Street and Division Avenue. Tom Burke, Barb Howard, Tony Geren, and Mike DeRuiter are leading the Protest.

CANCELLED Reschedule for March…..Sunday January 19, 2020 1-3 PM at Marywood Dominican Center. Dr. Mark Kane to talk on the topic of how peace activists and people of faith can sustain their resolve to work nonviolently for peace and justice when militarism and corporate greed are ingrained in our Nation’s history. – Su All are welcome. R.S.V.P. – Gloria Switzer; email hidden; JavaScript is required or Sr. Maria Goreti-Beckman; email hidden; JavaScript is required. Sponsor: Pax Christi of West Michigan

January 20, 2020

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was a Baptist minister and leader of the civil rights movement, championing justice and equality from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. As he said, ”Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. King was also a strong advocate of change through nonviolent civil actions based on his Christian values. He was a great speaker, and his powerful words resonate with us today.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
–Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–68)


The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (often abbreviated to “MLK Day”). It has been a federal holiday since 1986. This means that it is an observed holiday for federal employees, as well as for many schools and businesses. This also means that the holiday does not always fall on Martin Luther King Jr.’s true birth date, January 15.

This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 20, 2020.