Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King came to Oslo in 1964 to receive the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr. King. He received the award at the age of only 35, for his work for rights and justice through non-violent methods.

In 2016, Thomas Dorg – founder and CEO of Coretta and Martin Luther King’s Institute for Peace Work – went to Atlanta where he visited the CEO of the King Center, Dr. Bernice King, to discuss plans for the new institute in Oslo.

Dr. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr., shared our vision that the King Institute can be a contributing force in creating a world where equality and human rights are achievable through dialogue and non-violent approaches.

Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the King Center and Thomas Dorg, Director of the Coretta and Martin Luther King Institute for Peace, during their first meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016.

The King Institute will be a leading change agent in the work for peace, justice and human rights, based on the same values as Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. had in his work for justice. We provide training and education in mediation, dialogue and human rights. The King Institute is an incubator for innovative responses to complex challenges in today’s society.

The King Institute in Oslo will again point to the values that made Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. a force for positive change in the world.