William Alfred Passavant – Renewer of Society

June 6 – William Alfred Passavant – Renewer of Society Born in Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 9 October, 1821. He graduated from Jefferson college, Pennsylvania, in 1840, and at the Lutheran theological seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1842. In the latter year he was ordained to the ministry, and he held pastorates in Baltimore, Maryland,...

Toyohiko Kagawa, Renewer of Society

April 23 – Toyohiko Kagawa, Renewer of Society – Kagawa was born in Kobe to Kame and Junichi Kagawa. Following the death of his parents at age four, he met missionaries of the (Southern) Presbyterian Church, U.S., and was baptized. He pursued theological study at Meiji Gakuin in Tokyo and Kobe Theological Seminary. During...

Martin Luther King, Jr., Renewer of Society

April 4 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Renewer of Society Holy and righteous God, you created us in your image. Grant us grace to contend fearlessly against evil and to make no peace with oppression. Help us, like your servant Martin Luther King, Jr., to use our freedom to bring justice among people and...

William Alfred Passavant – Renewer of Society

June 6 – William Alfred Passavant – Renewer of Society Born in Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 9 October, 1821. He graduated from Jefferson college, Pennsylvania, in 1840, and at the Lutheran theological seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1842. In the latter year he was ordained to the ministry, and he held pastorates in Baltimore, Maryland,...