Posted: Jan 20, 2013 6:35 PM by David Jay
Updated: Jan 20, 2013 6:35 PM
BILLINGS - A Billings man commemorated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington DC on August 28, 1963.
Eran Thompson performed Dr. King's speech at Not in Our Town Billings' 6th annual Interfaith Service at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Thompson says religious diversity was important to Dr. King.
"He was known to be pretty hard on the institution of religion," Thompson said. "Very disappointed when clergy were not standing up to social justice issues. So having clergy involved in this discussion about social justice, really important, not just important to Dr. King, but important to communities in general that religion play a role in the social justice of our communities."
The service featured speakers from Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Christian faiths.