Community conversations on 'The Beloved Community'

Glastonbury - posted Jan, 28 2014

GLASTONBURY - Community Converstaions will be held on "The Beloved Community: Making Dr. King’s Beloved Community a Reality Today." The free programs will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 and 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Welles-Turner Memorial Library, Friends Room, 2407 Main St., Glastonbury. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that part of our destiny was what he called a “Beloved Community.” This is not a utopian dream but an achievable reality based on his belief that human beings are innately social and dependent upon each other. Community Conversations are sponsored by the Glastonbury Martin Luther King Community Initiative. They bring together residents of diverse backgrounds, affording the opportunity to create deeper connections through meaningful dialogue and expression, in a safe, non-threatening environment. Community Conversations are a way to promote understanding and acceptance of the other, so everyone feels that they belong to the community and that the community belongs to them. Deacon Arthur Miller, director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford, will facilitate the conversations based on Dr. King’s "Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Using lecture, video clips and discussion, what a Beloved Community looks like will be explored, how it arises and what each of us can do to foster the Beloved Community where we live. It will enhance the discussion if all participants read Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” before the first Conversation. This free program is made possible with support from the Norma and Natale Sestero Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Coffee supplied by Down to Earth. For further information, call 860-633-6078 or 860-841-7144 or

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