Martin Luther King at Creighton

Martin Luther King at Creighton

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Martin Luther King

"Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people"

The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee was established in 1987 at Creighton University. The committee's mission is to raise awareness and promote the values of Martin Luther King within the context of Creighton University's commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.

That commitment reinforces the values that King's life reinforced--including the inalienable worth of each individual, the spirit of service, fostering compassionate and inclusive behaviors and embracing the diversity in our world.

Each year the Martin Luther King Committee at Creighton University sponsors a series of events on campus to promote its mission.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award

Creighton University would like to acknowledge moral, religious or spiritual leaders who represent the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Toward this end, we are soliciting nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award.

The nominee(s) must demonstrate qualities promoting social justice whose efforts have had a significant impact on the lives of the community with inspiration to meet the challenges society faces today.


Unity Prayer Luncheon

Creighton University is pleased to host a luncheon providing an opportunity to unite the community in the spirit of inclusion and fellowship in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is held annually on the Wednesday following Dr. King’s Birthday on Creighton’s campus. Programming includes a keynote speaker and awarding of The University Presidential Drum Major Award, given to an individual who serves an advocate of social justice. Below is the speech from our 2018 Keynote Address by Dr. Stephen D. Thorne, Pastor of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

More information on the 2018 luncheon can be found here:

Information and registration for the 2019 event will be available soon.