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Posted: January 22, 2010 10:38 a.m.

Oxford Ecumenical worship service will honor MLK

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Rev. Sam Clowney

On Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm, Oxford College’s Office of the Chaplain and Diversity Liaison will sponsor a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Old Church, on Wesley Street just north of Oxford’s campus. This is the final event in the observance of the tribute to King that began on January 18 with Oxford students’ participation in service projects.  The theme for the ecumenical gathering is “King's Vision for Education”, and the keynote address will be given by Rev. Sam Clowney. Originally from Spartanburg, S.C., Clowney is the Director of District Strategy and Community Involvement for Teach for America in Charlotte, N.C.  He is a 2001 graduate of Wofford College and a 2004 graduate of Candler School of Theology of Emory University, where he was a Woodruff Fellow. Following his studies at Candler, Clowney taught for two years in the Atlanta Public Schools, serving with Teach for America. Prior to his teaching career, he was the director of multicultural affairs and leadership programs at Wofford College.  Also on the program will be musical performances by a community interdenominational choir; Voices of Praise, the Oxford College gospel choir; and OxApella; as well as mime performance and readings of Dr. King’s works by Oxford students.  There is no admission to the service, and all interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, contact Lyn Pace, Oxford College chaplain, at (770) 784-8392 or ppace@emory.edu. 
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