Christian Theological Seminary partners with SALT Project and WFYI to produce film commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech

Apr 29, 2013 | Center for Pastoral Excellence

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Christian Theological Seminary has worked with SALT Project and Indianapolis PBS affiliate WFYI to produce a short film that retells the famous last four minutes of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963. The film uses the gifts of CTS friends, local high school students, and area church members to retell King’s inspiring message.

The film’s producers hope that it will be shared and viewed across the nation this summer, in congregations of all faiths, communities, and schools. 

SALT Project director, Elizabeth Myer Boulton, writes, “As our nation remembers this letter and prepares to observe the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, SALT has teamed up … to create a provocative new short film to help inspire communities across the country to ask the question: how far have we come on the journey to social justice and what must be done to achieve the dream King so eloquently articulated in 1963?

“To be sure: Dr. King’s vision and passion captured a generation’s imagination but we cannot do justice to his memory unless we recommit ourselves anew to that world he envisioned.  It is our hope that this August, every congregation in the country (we like to dream big!) will watch this short film, remember this preacher from the south who changed the world, and be challenged anew to see that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’”

Christian Theological Seminary has made the film free for downloading (306 MB). It can be played without downloading via the Center for Pastoral Excellence and SALT Project websites.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Myer Boulton.

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