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Dr Allan Boesak will receive another International acknowledgement for his Prophetic work in South Africa and internationally. On 30 March 2017 he will be inducted in the Martin Luther King Jr Board of Preachers of Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.

This induction is one of the most prestigious awards in the United States.

The Interim Board of the Allan A Boesak Legacy Centre For Leadership, of the Uniting Reformed Church Bellville, would like to issue the following Press Statement:

Dr Allan Boesak will receive another International acknowledgement for his Prophetic work in South Africa and internationally. On 30 March 2017 he will be inducted in the Martin Luther King Jr Board of Preachers of Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.

The more than 100 year old Morehouse College is a private, all male, liberal arts, historically African American College. The renowned Preacher of the 1950’s and 1960’s, American Civil Rights Leader and Nobel Laureate of 1964, the late Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr., attended and graduated from Morehouse College in 1948. The Morehouse College tradition is that of the Prophetic religious tradition.

This induction is one of the most prestigious awards in the United States. The motivation behind conferring this award is:“Preachers who in their preacher and life ministry demonstrates the philosophy of Martin Luther King’s life work for human rights, peace, justice, and nonviolence.”This award is in recognition of Dr Boesak’s Prophetic Preaching. He is the first person from the continent of Africa who has received this award.

He has already been honoured with other awards in Martin Luther King’s name. These include: The Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award and Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Nonviolence. He has also been honoured before by Morehouse College with a honorary Doctorate.

For the past five years Dr Boesak has been teaching at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, USA in the Desmond Tutu Chair of Global Peace, Justice and Reconciliation Studies. He will conclude his tenure at both these academic institutions and he and his family will permanently return to South Africa in June 2017.

The Board congratulates Dr Boesak and is grateful that he is acknowledged once again in International circles for the prophetic work he has done throughout his life, for all the oppressed people and in particular  for South Africans during the apartheid years.

(Interim Board)        

Click here for a pdf version of the full statement, as issued by The Interim Board of the Allan A Boesak Legacy Centre For Leadership, of the Uniting Reformed Church Bellville.

29 March 2017