Luther King, Jr.'s tireless work for peace and non-violence continues
to inspire our own work. In honor of his birthday today, we have
put together a powerful Flash
movie of Dr. King speaking out against war. His cautionary
words are just as resonant now. We need to listen to him again with
fresh ears, to keep his work for peace alive.
1966, King said "I'm still convinced
there's nothing more powerful to dramatize a social evil than the
tramp tramp of marching people."
this last week alone, we have harnessed the power of marching people.
Guantanamo, both in the streets around
the world, and outside the detention center itself. We
Rice's testimony. We took to the streets to stop
Bush's plan for escalation, to stop funding war and bring
the troops home. Thanks to all of you who added your footsteps to
the powerful tramp tramp of marching people across the globe.
January 27, we will be taking our tramping feet to Washington DC
to bring the Mandate
for Peace to Congress and the Bush administration. Won't
you join us? The more people on the street, the more loudly
our message will be heard.
years ago at Riverside Church, people of conscience declared that
"a time comes when silence is betrayal."
are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our
nation is to survive its own folly. Every man of humane convictions
must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but
we must all protest," King preached that day.
make our protest on January
27 powerful enough to stop the
war. We can think of no better way to honor Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s memory.
peace and love,
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea,
Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sonia