St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church People of Faith Serving Beautiful Whidbey Island

Martin Luther King “Blessed are the Peacemakers”


Martin Luther King, Jr. “Blessed Are the Peacemaker”

This annual Whidbey community Martin Luther King Day event was initiated in 2005 and continues under the sponsorship of the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Peace Fellowship. The event honors the witness of Dr. King and the nonviolent activism of the 1960s Black Freedom Movement (Civil Rights) and relates their witness with current racial justice issues. The event includes interactive readings and Afro-American gospel and Movement music led by Whidbey recording artist and Trinity Lutheran Music Minister Karl Olsen. The 2021 virtual event recording of the 16th annual Blessed Are the Peacemakers can be viewed at