MLK Day of Service – January 20, 2020
On a frigid MLK Day, 30 hardy volunteers came out to mulch the fruit trees, pick up fallen branches,clean up the school garden, and fill 25 contractor bags with trash. Then, in the warm sanctuary of St. John’s Memorial church, (the former Fairhill Friends Meetinghouse) we put the chairs in a circle and read aloud quotes from Dr. Kings’s letters and sermons. The neighbors, the Temple University students, the visiting Friends all shared their thoughts on the teachings of our martyr for justice who inspires us now.
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.