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April 14, 2018

Pursuing MLK’s dream 

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Chief Executive, Christian Aid, lays a wreath at the Innocent Victims’ Memorial in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Source: westminster-abbey.org

By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ & Director CREDI

On Wednesday, April 4, the world marked the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr (MLK). I attended two events organised by Christian Aid in London to mark the occasion – a Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey and a symposium: Exploring what justice looks like, held at St Margaret’s Church, next to the Abbey.

I was seated in a pew next to Baroness Doreen Lawrence, OBE, whose 18 year old son, Stephen, was murdered by racists 25 years ago. As I greeted her afterwards, I recalled her many years of tireless struggle for justice. Only two men have been convicted for this crime. Racism in Britain is as rampant as ever – as it is in many parts of our world.

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