Peace Programs & Initiatives
The Chapel carries on Dr. King’s legacy through action and education intended to promote peace, understanding and good will around the world with the following programs and initiatives:
Conceptualized by Dr. Lawrence E. Carter Sr. and the Gandhi Institute for Reconciliation, the Gandhi-King-Ikeda (GKI) Institute currently consists of the Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace, a traveling exhibit, and the Gandhi King Ikeda Community Builders Prize.
Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace Exhibit
This exhibit conveys the themes and pivotal episodes consistent within the lives of the men for whom it is named. By doing so, it is hoped viewers will find these lofty ideals and principles easily within the grasp of their own daily existence. For it is within the mundane realm of daily living that Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda have sought to forge an existence filled with dignity, freedom and happiness for all people.
Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Building Prize
The Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize is given from the Gandhi Institute for Reconciliation and Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, celebrates the ideal community that results from humanity’s efforts to foster peace and equality for all through nonviolent means and honor those change-agents with the prize.
White House Interfaith Community Service Initiative
Morehouse College and its Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel will enhance, expand and implement cooperative strategies within the college and broader community around issues of interfaith service and collaboration. This effort resonates with the College’s Mission “to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service.” The President’s Interfaith & Community Service Campus Challenge: Advancing Interfaith Cooperation and Community Service in Higher Education (PIFSC), sponsored by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC).
The Rabin-King Initiative is a cooperative effort by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast, the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, the Temple and the Atlanta chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Our aim is to celebrate the rich history of African American and Jewish collaboration and encourage a new generation in combined service through a series of events and academic programs that draw upon the legacies of Nobel Prize laureates Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, and Martin Luther King, Jr., minister and civil rights activist.