Metropolitan Silas' Encyclical for the First Observance of the National Holiday Honoring Dr. King

January 20, 1986 will mark the first observance of the National Holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. According to the Federal Act, "the Holiday should serve as a time for Americans to...

Prayer of Archbishop Iakovos Offered at Ebenezer Baptist Church for First Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This prayer, offered by Archbishop Iakovos, was delivered in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia on January 20th, 1985 to mark the first observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a...

NCC Policy Statement on Racial Justice, 1984

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Policy Statement on Racial Justice was adopted by the governing board on November 10, 1984.

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Sixteenth Anniversary of the Assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "The 15th of January dawned with a brilliance that illumined the hearts of all freedom loving people with promise and hope. A child born in the midst of racial hatred was...

NCC Statement on the Challenges to the Injustices of the Criminal Justice System, 1979

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Statement on the Challenges to the Injustices of the Criminal Justice System was adopted by the governing board on November 10, 1979.

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Fifth Anniversary of the Assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  The fifth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves each of us with a mandate to commit ourselves to one of the most sacred tasks to labor, to toil, and to...

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the First Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The following statement was issued by Archbishop Iakovos on the first anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968

Message from Archbishop Iakovos to Rev. Dr. Abernathy Offering His Condolences after the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Archbishop Iakovos offers our prayers concerning the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Iakovos on Civil Rights

I went to Selma as a solemn duty, before God and country, in the noble cause of equality for all. This is the essence of our Christianity, behind which we cannot shield ourselves with...

Letter to the Clergy Explaining Why Archbishop Iakovos Participated in the March in Selma, AL

A March 17, 1965 statement produced by Artur Dore, Director of the Department of Press and Information, explaining to the Clergy of the Church why Archbishop Iakovos participated in Selma, AL

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Occasion of the Memorial Service for Rev. James Reeb

  "I came to this Memorial Service because I believe this is an appropriate occasion not only to dedicate myself as well as our Greek Orthodox Communicants to the noble cause for which our...

Remarks Delivered by Archbishop Iakovos on the CBS Nationwide Radio Program "The World Tonight" Concerning President Johnson

  "The commitment that our President made before our nation last night renews the faith of our people in equality, democracy and human dignity. The orderly demonstration in Selma yesterday...

Telegram Sent from Archbishop Iakovos to President Johnson Complimenting Him on His Speech to the Nation

PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON, D. C.  March 16, 1965   MR. PRESIDENT: YOURS WAS AN HISTORY MAKING ADDRESS MARKING THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA OF...

National Conference on Religion and Race Statement on Civil Rights

A Statement produced by the National Conference on Religion and Race. This statement was endorsed by Archbishop Iakovos on December 12, 1963.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Statement on Racial Equality 1963

A resolution adopted by The Archdiocesan Central Council of the Greek Orthodox Church, September 28, 1963

The Fair Housing Committee of Wichita's Statement of Conscience

The following Statement of Conscience appeared in a full page advertisement in the Wichita Eagle -- Beacon newspaper with the signatures of all signers. It was endorsed by Archbishop Iakovos.