Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King Day’

Remembering a Life of Service

Monday, January 18th, 2016
A Life of Service

A Life of Service

I am working today, but on projects supporting the work of faith-based communities committed to responsible environmental stewardship – which is an appropriate way to spend the holiday!

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday, January 19th, 2015

On this national holiday, I decided to take advantage of the resources offered by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute of Stanford University. You can go online and read and listen to many of Dr. King’s speeches as he delivered them. Dr. King offered insight not only into civil rights issues, but into what we need to do to foster a more inclusive economy centered around human values. This quote comes from the “Beyond Vietnam” speech Dr. King delivered in New York on April 4, 1967:

“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from being a “thing-oriented society” to a “person-oriented society”. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”