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Interfaith event teaches children Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message

MADISON (WKOW) -- Different faith communities in Madison gathered for a day of service, education and celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

First Congregational UCC, Madison, in conjunction with Beth Israel Center, and Madison Christian Community, hosted the community-wide event on Monday.

Seventy children representing eight different faith communities, (including Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and non-faith youth) gathered at First Congregational United Church of Christ. The event included a series of workshops to help teach Dr. King's message.

"I think our biggest hope is that the kids learn from Dr. King's words that they can act, they can change the world," said Beth Israel Center's Education Director Beth Copelovitch.

The theme of the day was 'action'. It included games, service projects using art, and activities to teach the importance of voting.

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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