Arizona State Honors Credit MLK Jr. Holiday to Parliament Trustee

January 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Eppinger, was honored by Arizona State University on January 23, 2014 for his work to establish the Martin Luther King Holiday for the state of Arizona. In 1992, Dr. Eppinger was the Executive Director of “Victory Together” which won for Arizona that holiday.
In his comments, Eppinger lifted up the concept that the great challenge facing the world today is Interfaith Relationships, quoting Dr. King’s dream for world peace, and that world peace can only come from Interfaith understanding and respect.

Arizona State delegation awards Dr. Paul Eppinger on MLK Jr. Day 2014.

The response by the audience of hundreds of people was a standing ovation as they were challenged by the place of Interfaith Relations for the building of world peace.
The Parliament congratulates Dr. Eppinger on these honors.
Featured image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Above left: Dr. Paul Eppinger, Executive Director of the Arizona Interfaith Movement and Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions speaks at an Arizona State University breakfast where he is honored for his work establishing the MLK Jr. State holiday in Arizona.


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