This toolkit offers a menu of activities for religious congregations in Long Island to speak and act as Dr. King’s “Beloved Community” to stop hate now. The toolkit contains:
Scriptural readings and reflections
Prayers, reflections and sermon notes that can be incorporated into services during MLK weekend
A reading defining hate crimes and incidents
Readings with personal and community responses to hate. These readings can be published as bulletin inserts or used in group discussions. Most of the readings contain suggested discussion questions or actions.
Each congregation is encouraged to select the materials best suited to their needs, be they one or more scripture readings or prayers or the appropriate sermon notes for use during a liturgy or a reading for publication in the congregational bulletin or newsletter or for use in a group discussion or educational program.