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Question: What's the message to us today from Martin Luther King, Jr.? CPNN article: A first candle for Martin Luther King's birthday
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Posted: Dec. 31 1999,17:00

This discussion question applies to the following articles:

A first candle for Martin Luther King's birthday
Exchanges with Cuba Promote Kingian Nonviolence
Celebrating King, creating peace
Martin Luther King’s unfinished symphony of freedom
The power and hope of the March on Washington
Memphis’ MLK50 commemoration marks ‘time for a political revolution’
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Posted: Nov. 22 2002,14:20

[continued from report, Exchanges with Cuba Promote Kingian Nonviolence,

You will begin immediately to apply the principles to your personal lives; some of you will directly apply the analytical tools and steps in a campaign against unjust conditions in your community; and others will choose to "spread the word" by leading discussions and workshops. The text for the Seminar is The Community Leader's Workbook  and is led by David C. Jehnsen, Ed.M, Harvard University.  David is Founding Trustee of IHRR and co-author of the workbook.

The 2005-2007 in-US regional programs include an annual half-day Leadership Briefing Meetings on Cuba, four-day Kingian Nonviolence Leadership Seminar and one-day comprehensive Socio/Theological Seminar on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Hope to face the Challenges of the Third Millennium. IHRR Faculty will present a synthesis of Kingian Nonviolence, Black Theology of Liberation, Nonviolence Liberation Theology, Anabaptist roots of nonviolence/transformation, and multi-faith roots of nonviolence. IHRR will also bring the CMMLK Kingian Nonviolence faculty from Cuba.

This is a process to build the in-US national infrastructure of nonviolence leadership to address issues related to Cuba, domestic/community violence in our communities, and international justice. More information on the content and registration form is at
www.KingianNonviolence.info /....e.info[/URL]
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Posted: Dec. 31 2002,12:40

The responses to this article have been overwhelmingly positive so far. All respondents felt that the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is important, not only in the appreciation of the work of one man, but in introducing important messages about race and civil rights into the popular consciousness. Many felt that the non-violent tradition maintained by King provided an excellent framework for peaceful social change. One reader wrote, "The most important message from Martin Luther King for me today, is that non-violence can inspire social change and that even though he died through violence, he became yet another messenger of peace."

A few expressed shock that the celebration of this day was still a novel idea in some communities: "Coming from a very diverse community, the idea of not celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday is very foreign to me. It is just as important for a predominantly white community to recognize such an important leader, who preached for all skin colors, and with a message of tolerance." While applauding the efforts of the local organizers in this article, one reader even suggested that "the values and ideas celebrated during MLK day are going to have to be transferred to everyday life if we want to make a difference. Setting aside one day out of 365 to commemorate those values is not enough."
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Posted: July 30 2004,16:51

Undoubtedly Martin Luther King Jr. would commit an act of civil disobedience to an unjust policy and challenge the travel ban to Cuba enforced by President Bush. Progressive Democrats were trying to insert a short line into the DNC platform stating that if President, Kerry would not veto the act of Congress to overturn the travel ban, despite his intention to continue the counter-productive and cruel blockade.
The conference sounds very important. I hope there is an excellent turn out.
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Posted: Aug. 18 2005,12:12

I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would be happy that "drum majors for justice" are using the latest technologies to advance the cause of racial justice. The "just Democracy Blog" is a wonderful resource . One of the goals of the bloggers is to advance the national dialogue on racial justice. I recommend joing the Advancement Project mailing list.
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