"...King and Heschel were...spiritually grounded activists, witnessing to the power of faith in the service of social transformation....they modeled putting faith into action, and today...would urge us to collective action to address injustice and work for the common good." "SPEAK, ACT AS PROPHETS DID" Inquirer Op-Ed by Sister Mary Scullion & Rabbi Arthur Waskow.
On January 4-5, 2013, the HKF brought together over 500 people and 57 sponsoring faith and community groups, to celebrate the lives, visions and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. It was a time for the interfaith and social change communities in Philadelphia to learn from each other, find renewal and common ground, and encourage one another’s faith-inspired action in the spirit of King and Heschel.
Take a look at the Program Booklet and Report from the Festival. Highlights of the first Heschel-King Festival include:
- Inspirational and powerful speakers
- Uplifting services
- Moving music and poetry
- Motivational community groups
- Informative conversations with the speakers, local leaders and each other
See the Festival in Action- View the Pictures
Read Some Press Coverage of the Festival
Check out the Social Action WEBHUB
Learn more about the community groups that were at the Festival and how you can get involved
WHAT'S NEXT? CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS!
There is much interest in another Heschel-King Festival. Join us to develop the program. If you are interested in helping to organize the next Heschel-King Festival, please contact:HeschelKingFestival@comcast.net
Much Blessings to the Organizing Committee who brought the 2013 Heschel-King Festival to life:
Shoshana Bricklin, Rev. Jesse Brown, Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Wendy Galson, Ron Goldwyn, Barbara Granger, Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Seth Horwitz, Margaret Lenzi, Will O’Brien, Susan Saxe, Tim Styer, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Rev. Elliot Waters, Susan Windle.
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Sponsoring Groups of the Heschel-King Festival on January 4-5, 2013: ActUp, Al Aqsa Islamic Society, Alternative Seminary, Art Sanctuary, Artwell, Brandywine Peace Community, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Peacemaking Committee, Central Phila Monthly Meeting of Friends, Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, Christian-Jewish Allies of Greater Philadelphia, Church of St. Asaph, Church of St. Martin in-the Field, Cookman Beloved Community, Envision Peace Museum, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, Friends Publishing Corporation, Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, Grandparents for Peace in the Middle East, Heeding God's Call, Janes Memorial United Methodist Church, Jobs with Justice, Kol Tzedek, Middle East Study Group of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, Mishkan Shalom, Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Germantown, Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, Neighborhood Networks, New Sanctuary Movement, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Operation Understanding, P’nai Or Jewish Renewal Congregation of Philadelphia, Parkway NW Peace & Justice High School, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Germantown Mennonite Church, Pendle Hill, Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools, Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation, Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace, Philadelphia Student Union, Philly BDS Coalition, Project H.O.M.E, Racial Justice Committee of Germantown Friends Meeting, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Department of Multifaith Studies, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Saint Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, Saint Vincent’s Peace & Justice Committee, Shalom Center, Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center, Summit Presbyterian Church, Tabernacle United Church, Training for Change, Unitarian Society of Germantown, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship