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Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance Presents

From King to Mandela: What hasChanged?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929–1968

President Nelson Mandela 1918–2013

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. InterfaithCelebration Sunday, January 19, 2014 | 4:00 pm New Hope Baptist Church | 3701 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 Rev. Dr. Eugene Downing, Jr. | Host Pastor Rev. William T. Golson, Jr. | GMDMA President Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Celebration

WHEREAS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Nelson Mandela surrendered their life to create opportunities in the lives of others; these two men from two separate continents became a single voice WHEREAS to call world leaders to confront inequality, injustice, and inbred prejudice within their populace and government; our country, our nation, and the citizens of our global population have been embraced by their love of freedom, emboldened by their WHEREAS words, and empowered by humility on this day, January 19th, 2014 we choose to honor, celebrate, and remember these two world leaders and we WHEREAS resolve that their sacrifice and legacy shall never be forgotten.

From King to Mandela: What has Changed?

2014 Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. InterfaithCelebration New Hope Baptist Church

Moderator | Pastor William T. Golson Jr. | GMDMA President

Opening ceremony

Processional of Clergy and Officials Posting of Colors

Denver Boy Scouts

Peldge of Allegiance Black National Anthem

Invocation Welcome Greetings/Theme Reflections Music Selection

Dr. Claudette Sweet “Lift EveryVoice and Sing” was publicly performed first as a poem as part of a celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12, 1900, by 500 school children at the segregated Stanton School. Its principal, JamesWeldon Johnson, wrote the words to introduce its honored guest Booker T.Washington. The poem was later set to music by Johnson’s brother John in 1905. Pastor Miriam Rosa | The City of Refuge Restoration Church Dr. Eugene Downing | Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church Mayor Michael B. Hancock True Light Baptist Church Choir

Interfaith Prayers Clergy Community Imam Prayer Christian Prayer

Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali | Northeast Islamic Center Rev. James Ray | Associate Minister Zion Baptist Church

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Celebration

The GMDMA is an outgrowth of the East Denver Ministers Alliance that was organized in the early 1940’s as a voice of hope for the disenfranchised and underprivileged Afro-American Community. The original focus was to edify and strengthen the ministry of the Black Church and provide a sounding board for registering complaints from the citizen in the Five-Point Community. Our social focus has always been targeted towards those who have suffered discrimination, socio-economic disadvantages, or unequal access to the benefits that should be afforded to all citizens of our community. For more than 70 years the GMDMA has been the strong voice of hope for change and empowerment in the Metro-Denver Community. We have stood on the cutting edge of the fight for Freedom and Racial Equality. GMDMA was a bridge that provided a pathway for the Black Community that had been held hostage between Downing and High Street from the 1930’s to the 1950’s, to migrate from High street to Steele Street and ultimately from Steele Street to the Park-Hill Community in the 1960’s to 1970’s.

From King to Mandela: What has Changed?

Music Selection The Occasion

MLK Fellowship Choir Pastor Del Phillips | Vice-President GMDMA


Bishop Acen Phillips | Vice-President Political Affairs The Theme Introduction of Speakers What has Changed: In the Church? What has Changed: In our Community? Music Selection What has Changed: Over Generations?

Guest Speakers Reflection on the theme Pastor Terrence Hughes Vice-President Community Affairs Rev. Twanna Davis AssociateYouth Minister, Shorter A.M.E. brother jeff brother jeff’s Cultural Center MLK Fellowship Choir Dr. James D. Peters Pastor Emeritus New Hope Baptist Church

GMDMA Award Presentations Recognition to Key Community Leaders GMDMA Longevity Award: GMDMA Community Service Award GMDMA President’s Award GMDMA Special Leadership Recognition Announcements Benediction

Bishop Acen L. Phillips Senior City Father Rev. Dr. Robert Woolfolk Sr. Pastor Agape Christian Church Dr. Timothy Tyler, Sr. Pastor Shorter A.M.E. Rep. Angela Williams and Rep. Rhonda Fields Pastor Terrence Hughes New Covenant Christian Church Alpha & Omega Ministry Pastor Kraig Burleson Loving Saints Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Celebration

GMDMA 2013-14 Officers President Vice President at Large Vice President of Community Affairs Vice President of Education Vice President of Political Affairs

Pastor Del Phillips Pastor Terrance Hughes Pastor Paul Burleson Bishop Acen L. Phillips

Vice President of Economic Development

Pastor Al Anderson


Dr. James D. Peters


From King to Mandela: What has Changed?

Pastor William T. Golson Jr

Rev. Steven Dewberry

Building Community The Denver Foundation’s mission is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. In order to accomplish this mission, the Foundation works in partnership with leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors to address key community issues.

Special thanks to the Denver Foundation for their gratuitous donation to sponsor the GMDMA 2014 Interfaith Service. The Denver Foundation has as its stated mission a desire to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. Since 1925, The Denver Foundation, Colorado’s oldest and largest community foundation has provided generous support to organizations like GMDMA to remain a catalysts to do good within the communities that they serve.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

From King to Mandela: What has Changed?

2014 GMDMA MLK Interfaith Celebration