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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration aims at bringing inclusion to community

Members of the community gathered together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Sunday.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2018 9:59 PM
Updated: Jan. 14, 2018 11:15 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Members of the community gathered together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Sunday.

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The Pastor's Alliance in conjunction with The Greater Lafayette Gospel Association and the Purdue University Christian Campus House hosted the event at the Long Center in Downtown Lafayette.

Pastors from the area gathered together to spread words of encouragement and inclusion. The group's goal is to bring people from all backgrounds of life together. Pastor Charles Walter said they recognize that there is still work to be done.

"We have a lot more work to do and we have to be intentional about building bridges we can no longer be comfortable in our churches and in our group," said Walter. "But we have to make sure that we're intentional on reaching out to other groups so they know that we love them." 

President of the Pastor's Alliance James Foster said events like these are great for inclusion across the community. 

"Brings our community together," Foster said. "We all want good justice we all want things to better in our community and our neighborhoods."

Sunday's keynote speaker was Pastor Frank Alexander of Indianapolis.

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