In 2018, we saw communities that refused to let hate divide them. We saw the resilience of faith communities, as they supported refugees and survivors of violence and hate crimes. They remind us of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—a man who staked his life on preaching nonviolence.
Across faith traditions and within sacred texts, we find guidance on dealing with conflict including the doctrine of nonviolence. It stands out, as the method chosen by many of our most effective, faith-driven changemakers. Like Dr. King, who always believed that religion can and should be a voice of peace.
Today we share with you our latest Combating Extremism resources and ask you to join us in honoring Dr. King by considering his thoughts on and commitment to nonviolence. Grounded in heart and mind, Martin Luther King’s nonviolence remains a weapon of choice we can still use today:
- Martin Luther King Jr.: Faith and Nonviolent Protest: A fact sheet sharing the many ways King put his nonviolence values into action, the obstacles he encountered and his inspiring resolve.
- Questions for Consideration: A question sheet to use alongside “Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: Faith and Nonviolent Protest” that can help guide reflection, discussion and study.
Hate and violence hold no answers for us,
Joyce S. Dubensky