About Dr. Bernice A. King
PathStone is honored to welcome the Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King as our 2019 Thought Leader.
Dr. Bernice A. King is a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), which was founded by her mother, Coretta Scott King, in 1968. She was appointed CEO of The King Center in January 2012, by the Board of Trustees. From this position, the same one once held by her mother, this transformative leader steadfastly continues her efforts to advance her parents’ legacy of Kingian Nonviolence, which Dr. King re-branded Nonviolence365™.
Under Dr. King’s leadership, the Center has expanded and enhanced its community engagement to include partnering with the Urban League of Atlanta to provide Nonviolence365 (NV365) experiences for 100 ex-offenders and to encompass launching the Better Together: Racial Reconciliation initiative for pastors and church leaders. Dr. King also led a King Center team in partnering with Ujamaa Place in St. Paul, Minnesota to provide Nonviolence365 for 120 youth and adults in the community that was home to Philando Castile. Further, in an effort to build relationships between community and law enforcement and to decrease incidents of police brutality, The King Center, under Dr. King’s leadership, facilitates NV365 for Law Enforcement. Participants in NV365 Law Enforcement trainings have included chiefs, sheriffs and captains from metro Atlanta departments, as well as directors for agencies such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The Center received certification from the state of Georgia to accommodate participants receiving training credit for attending NV365 for Law Enforcement.
Dr. King has been featured on numerous television shows, in magazines, as a television commentator and is the recipient of a host of awards and accolades. In April 2008, she was one of the fifteen delegates selected to meet Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the United States. On March 12, 2018, while being honored by the Center of Gandhi in Montelone di Puglia, Dr. King was privileged to have a private meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. A noted author, she has to her credit, ‘Hard Questions, Heart Answers,’ a compelling and inspiring book comprised of a collection of her sermons and speeches.
Dr. King is an innovative, energetic and committed leader dedicated to taking her parents’ legacy and teachings, The King Center, and the work of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world with Nonviolence365 into a new era.
To learn more visit https://thekingcenter.org/
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