Today, as we remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must recommit ourselves to the ideals he fought and died for: civil rights, voting rights, workers’ rights, education equity, health care, and an end to discrimination. America is better off because of Dr. King’s work, and as people of faith we must reaffirm ourselves as individuals and as a nation to continue his fight. Now is a time for all of us to stand up and speak out against white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and all forms of hatred and bigotry — and we are called to act whenever and wherever we witness it. Today and every day, PIIN honors the movement to build the beloved community Dr. King gave his life building.
Over the past two years PIIN has immersed itself in the life and work of Dr. King and have worked tirelessly to continue his legacy by moving people of faith into action. Over the past two years PIIN has been fortunate to have hosted key aides to Dr. King to share there experiences: Ambassador Andrew Young, (Keynote speaker of 2018 Annual Banquet), Rev. Al Lingo, (led several grassroots training’s and workshops with PIIN leaders), and Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, (Keynote speaker of 2019 Annual Banquet).
Through those experiences we remember Dr. King’s words: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” PIIN pledges to continue to bend the arc towards a more just America and expand opportunity and build a more compassionate and equal nation and will continue to uphold and champion the rights and dignity of all people.