Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhereIn 1963, Martin Luther King wrote an open letter from jail in Birmingham, Alabama, where he had been imprisoned for continuing to participate in peaceful protest despite government injunctions. He was responding to a letter from eight religious leaders who were all urging him to stop ‘disturbing the peace’. Now, more than fifty years after King’s assassination, his still-relevant call for equal rights is brought back to life in Prayers of the People. A ritualistic performance in the form of a church service, in which the
audience is invited to participate.