Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service
Sunday, Jan. 20, Bates College Chapel
Not Fear, Not Safety, But Courage
The Rev. Joan Martin William Rankin Professor of Ethics,
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass.
Music by The Bates College Deansmen, Shape Notes Singers and Northfield
Also featuring Bates dancers Devon Fitchett ’02, Justin Stebbins ’02 and Aisha Bell ’03, and a troupe of student actors who will provide a dramatic interpretation of the text that Martin has chosen for the evening.
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, this annual service of worship opens the college’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The Rev. Joan Martin is renowned for her scholarly work on the African American Christian tradition, including womanist social ethics, her research on the ethics of work and human labor, and her interpretations of the history of Christian social ethics. Her latest book is “More Than Chains: The Work Ethic of Enslaved Christian Women” (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2000).
Reception and conversation with the Rev. Dr. Joan Martin