MLK Jr the last disciple?


The following is excerpted from a speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, to an antiwar group called the Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam at Riverside Church, New York. At the time, it was communism – most notably in Vietnam – not terrorism that was America’s avowed Enemy Number One. But King’s counsel on how to best fight that battle seems uncannily relevant to our struggle with terrorism today. One year to the day after King delivered his controversial speech, he was assassinated. For the complete speech, see

 

“When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality”

  

Last True Man Of God?

“Let us love one another; for love is God and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us”

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