27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers & LaityMLK Chapel at Morehouse College Hosts College of Ministers & Laity, April 9-12
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Chapel As World House
The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel – the world’s most prominent religious memorial to Dr. King – is a unique, tangible metaphor of his World House concept.
The Chapel building and plaza honor the memory and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, Morehouse College’s most well-known alumnus, and Dr. Howard Thurman, our best-known interfaith theologian.
Built in 1978 under President Hugh Morris Gloster, the Chapel seats 2501 (2,500 and always room for one more). The Chapel backdrop Features the 6,000-pipe Wendell P. Whalum organ. Hall of Honor includes 158 oil portraits of global leaders of the international civil and human rights movement. Our lobby is home to busts of Mahatma and Kasturbai Gandhi. The plaza is home to only bronze statue of Dr. King in Georgia and the Howard Thurman obelisk and crypt. The Dean’s Office and Library houses a 500+ collection of King related photos, artifacts and memorabilia.
The Chapel building, a multi-purpose campus facility, hosts people of diverse backgrounds from around the globe. Chapel is used for Morehouse academic, cultural, community and spiritual programs and events. 1 million people from 100 countries have visited the Chapel over the past 32 years and over 150 global leaders have spoken from the Chapel pulpit over the past 32 years.
The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in
not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in
having no goal to reach.
benjamin e. mays