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A Testament of Hope   Leave a comment

Take Responsibility

Take Responsibility

” Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter from Birmingham City Jail (April, 1963)

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Leave a comment

On April 16, 1963 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the following words while incarcerated in Birmingham City Jail:

“I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states.  I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream   1 comment

Many people feel inspired by reading the “I Have A Dream” speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More challenging is the letter that he wrote to clergy in Birmingham during the time that King was incarcerated there. A summary can be found in Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_from_Birmingham_Jail

It was in this letter that King wrote about how we are all interconnected in this world; wisdom that those who are concerned about our environment have learned from the civil rights movement. King wrote:

 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Advent Peace   Leave a comment

Peace in Advent

“One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek

but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

…….

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear.

Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.

Peace is not the silence of violent oppression.

Peace IS the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.

Peace IS dynamism.

Peace IS generosity.

It is right and duty.”

Rev. Oscar Romero