2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. And one week from today, people across all faiths, in over 100 countries, will pause to honor his life. That is one of his many extraordinary legacies.
King’s vision, strategic wisdom, and resilience continue to inspire us.
That’s why, for this month’s installment of our Combating Extremism campaign, we highlight King’s use of nonviolence to exact political change. Motivated by his deeply held beliefs, King’s life and actions remind us that religion can be a rich motivator for good. But it is up to us to make it so.
Read on to learn more about the practical ways King manifested his philosophy of nonviolence—a weapon of choice we can still use today:
- Rev. 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.
Joyce S. Dubensky
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