Interfaith Day of Service to the Community, 2013

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s world house vision had interfaith cooperation at its core. In his words ““We have inherited a large house, a great “world house” in which we have to live together—black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Moslem and Hindu—a family unduly separated in ideas, culture and interest, who, because we can never again live apart, must learn somehow to live with each other in peace” – (Martin Luther King, Jr., from his “World House” essay, 1967).

On August 17, 2013 in Midwest City, OK, there will be a significant event for the interfaith community to express cooperation through service. The event is being co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Conference of Churches Religions United Committee, and the Commission for Interfaith Dialogue. The Day of Service will bring together people from 10 different faith traditions for a day of mission.

For more information about the event and how you can be involved in this historic day of interfaith cooperation in central Oklahoma, please visit the link provided.

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About Mark Y. A. Davies

Mark Davies is The Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. From 2009 to 2015, Mark was dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences and Wimberly Professor of Social Ethics at Oklahoma City University. Previously, Mark was dean of the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University and Founding Director of the Vivian Wimberly Center for Ethics and Servant Leadership. Prior to becoming dean of the Wimberly School of Religion in 2002, he was associate dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University and chair of the department of philosophy. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics. Dr. Davies serves on the United Methodist University Senate, which is “an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church.” He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK in the United States, and they have two daughters. The views expressed by the author in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of Oklahoma City University.
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