The dream of love, peace and equality: Dr Martin Luther King
NTU Faith is hosting the Dr Martin Luther King Day event to recognise how his faith inspired work challenged diverse faith leaders and communities across the world to tackle racial and social justice.
- From: Monday 18 January 2021, 5 pm
- To: Monday 18 January 2021, 7 pm
- Location: Online event, Nottingham Trent University, Shakespeare street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
- Booking deadline: Monday 18 January 2021, 4.00 pm
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NTU Faith is hosting the Dr Martin Luther King Day event to recognise how his faith inspired work challenged diverse faith leaders and communities across the world to tackle racial and social justice. This event will have several exceptional speakers exploring how Dr Martin Luther King himself was influenced by different faith religions and philosophies in the cause for love, peace and equality.
This is an educational event about an iconic historical faith leader and how his work challenges the social ills of today using the universal values of faith, love, peace and equality. There will be a selection of insightful speakers giving their unique viewpoints and student contributions in the form of speeches and videos. The event is open to the NTU community and the general public.
This event has been organised by Clive Foster, NTU Multi-Faith Manager
Ramanjit Kaur – Theatre, Film Actor & Director
We are delighted to have Ramanjit Kaur from India speaking about the teachings and life of Mahatma Ghandi who’s techings on non-violence influenced Dr Kings approach the civil rights movement. Ramanjit is an International award-winning Theatre and Film Actor and Director. Ramanjit is the Founder Director of The Creative Arts, the prestigious Arts Academy in Kolkata. She has been the lead Actor of Padmashree Neelam ManSingh Chowdhry’s group since more than three decades. She is a graduate in Music, Dance, Fine Arts and Literature, and a Gold Medalist in Masters in Music (Inst.). Apart from training in Theatre under her guru Neelam Mansingh, she has also trained at UK, France and Italy. London School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, Central School of Speech and Drama, UK.
Kamla Pattni – Founder / Chair: Celebrate Our Similarities (CoS)
Based in Leicester Kamla recently collaborated with the De Montfort University on a range of initiatives themed around personal peace Project CoS is a community based, grassroots approach, with the potential to develop practical social impact solutions, now and for future generations. Inspired by the ten foundations of the RSA (Royal society for the Arts, manufacturing and commerce), which share the UN target date of 2030 and aim to achieve social change and encourage its membership to bring forward actions and projects to ‘make it happen’.
The Revd Arlington W. Trotman ThB BD MPhil AKC
Revd Trotman amongst his many accomplishments was formerly, Chief Executive Officer, Churches’ Commission for Racial Justice, at Churches Together in Britain & Ireland (CTBI). He has led and participated in a number of senior level racial inequality issues in the UK and across the globe. He has Co-sponsored The East London Citizens Organisation (TELCO) and is a sought after conference speaker on racial justice and theological issues. He chaired the Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) at European Council's Regional Preparatory Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Strasbourg 2000. Publications include Beneath the Surface, Hurricane Katrina, Fact Finding addressing racism in the Southern States, USA and Redeeming the Time, All God’s People must Challenge Racism.
Cllr Sajid Mohammed – Co-founder and Director Himmah
Sajid Mohammend, a Nottingham City Councillor has been one of the leading voices in Nottingham and the UK in tackling racial injustice and hate crime. His organisation Himmah is a grass roots community based initiative tackling poverty, mental wellbeing, racism and social exclusion. Cllr Sajid is one of the founding members of Nottingham Citizens and has been instrumental in leading two ground-breaking reports (Still No Place for Hate) in tackling hate crime. A passionate and agitational speaker challenging systemic racism of today.
Patricia Stoat – Nottingham Interfaith Council
Patricia has been one of the leaders of the Nottingham interfaith Council, which has been working in Greater Nottingham for over 30 years and also in the County since around 2006, to overcome prejudice and promote social harmony. The interfaith council currently assist in the management of several Food Banks in Nottingham. Patricia studied Philosophical Theology, Post Conflict Studies at University of Nottingham. She was chair of the Justice & Peace Commission chair and has practical experience in the rewards of listening to, and learning from, people of different faiths.
Reverend Dr Richard Davey – Coordinating Chaplin Nottingham Trent University
Richard was ordained in 1993, having trained at Lincoln Theological College. Following a curacy in Poole, and a period as Chaplain and Minor Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, he became Canon Pastor of Southwell Minster. Alongside his chaplaincy work he has been an Associate Priest, firstly in the Clifton Team Ministry, and then in the City Centre Parish. Richard is also a Visiting Fellow in the School of Art and Design at NTU, where he specialises in writing about contemporary visual arts and artists. He enjoys visiting galleries, listening to music, walking and cycling, as well as being a part time groom for his wife and daughter’s horses..