Twin Cities MN

At 6 pm CST on KMOJ 89.9 FM,  Prof. Mahmoud El-Kati will anchor an intergenerational discussion about the continuing significance of the speech today…

Crystal City, VA

National Council of Churches will be hosting a theology pre-event focused around the theme of Ecumenical Advocacy Days. It will be on Friday April 21, 1pm-4pm. Please plan on attending if you will be in town for EAD.

The Theology of the Beloved Community

Sponsored by the National Council of the Churches of Christ

Christians gathering at the 2017 Ecumenical Advocacy Days will be lifting their voices in response to what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the three triplets of Materialism, Militarism, and Racism. We only have to be familiar with the headlines of the past few months to know that these three ills are realities in our society, and on the hearts and minds of people of faith as we move into a new political climate. But what is the theological basis for our message when it comes to the struggle against these evils? This workshop will analyze the Christian foundations of our common work to create the “Beloved Community” where the social, political, and economic rights of all are respected and people are able to realize their full potential as children of God.

Ann Arbor, MI

The International Rotary World Peace Conference being held at the Michigan League,  University of Michigan March 31, April 1,  will hold a workshop on the speech on the morning of April 1

San Francisco, CA

Circular Stone stage — Yerba Buena Gardens, SF
Sponsored by Bay Area Veterans  For Peace

This site was chosen because the MLK Memorial waterfall  is there. It is a favorite weekend gathering place, especially on days with beautiful weather.

Bend, OR – Radio Presentation

The Radical Songbook

Playing a portion of the speech.

National Call

The Intersectional MLK: How “Beyond Vietnam” Informs Today’s Movements

Join an in-depth conversation about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech — days prior to the 50th anniversary of that underrecognized but historic speech. The March 29th national call (beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT) hosted by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, “The Intersectional MLK: How ‘Beyond Vietnam’ Informs Today’s Movements,” will feature four distinguished presenters with deep knowledge of Dr. King, Dr. Vincent Harding, and the meaning of that landmark address on our continuing work for justice, peace, and nonviolent social change: Dr. Lili Baxter, Ms. Aljosie Harding, Rev. Anthony Grimes, and Rev. Phil Lawson. Brief bios for the speakers and other information about the event are provided on this online registration page:

Manson, WA

Spanish and English Reading of “Beyond Vietnam”

Discussion to follow the reading.

Manson Grange
796 E Wapato Way
WA 98831


New York, NY

The 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech and its relevance to the UN

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations

Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble
Directed by Bettye Forbes

Interfaith Prayers for Peace
Rev. Dr. James A Forbes, Jr.
Sr. Minister Emeritus, Riverside Church

Sponsored by
Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations
Chaplain’s Office, Church Center for the UN

Chicago, IL

A Time To Break Silence

You are invited to come to A Time to Break Silence, a community event that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, a speech that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered at Riverside Church in New York City. A Time To Break Silence includes readings of passages from Beyond Vietnam by community members; a group discussion of Dr. King’s speech and its legacy and implications a half century later; and interactive arts-making activities inspired by the speech. This event is part of a national concerted effort to commemorate Beyond Vietnam (

Art making supplies will be available. Free and open to the public, all ages.

A Time to Break Silence is being co-presented by Chicago Veterans for Peace and Borderbend Arts Collective, and is hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Chicago. We are seeking additional community partners to participate with us in this important commemoration of Dr. King’s vision and his courage in speaking out.

Miami Gardens, FL

Bridging the Gap: Breaking the Silence

St. Thomas University School of Theology and Ministry
16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Mimi Dooner Hall, Room 202
Refreshments will be served
Come one, come all – Students, Parents, Pastors, Ministers, Community Leaders, Activists, Change Agents and all interested persons are welcome to attend!