Causes and Awareness
A Guiding PrincipleAs explained by The King Center, the memorial institution founded by Coretta Scott King to further the goals of Martin Luther King:
Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood.
(Video) Beloved Community
MLK's "Birth of a New Nation" Speech, April 7, 1957, at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
The Fierce Urgency of Now (A Call to Action)
― Martin Luther King Jr.
We are blessed to be at cusp of a new decade, a new opportunity to build a brighter tomorrow. The need for action abounds. We can all find some way to serve our community, no act is too small.
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For the betterment of our world, we need engaged leaders who understand our complex world. The question is not whether volunteerism is a good thing, but rather: how can we provide as many opportunities as possible for our next generation of leaders to serve? Jonathan Greenblatt, The Benefits of Civic Engagement for Tomorrow's Leaders