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12. MLK Day of Service, 6 Steps of Nonviolent Social Change, and the Beloved Community

Released Tuesday, 19th January 2021
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Today is January 18th, 2021, the 35th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday. In 1994, congress established the MLK federal holiday to be a national day of service to continue Dr. King’s dream of communities rooted in freedom, justice, equality, and peace.

As we honor and remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, pastor and social justice campaigner and his wife, Coretta Scott King, the author, activist and civil rights leader, host Sean Riley explores his words as useful leadership lessons that every non-profit, impact-driven leader, corporate professional or anyone in a leadership position can use to move towards peace and justice for all.

Originally by the philosopher and theologian Josiah Royce, Dr. King popularized the term "Beloved Community." The Beloved Community is a global vision in which 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." - TheKingCenter.org.

This episode contains clips from Dr. King's last Christmas sermon "A Christmas Sermon On Peace," originally delivered on December 24, 1967 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia which prophetically presents his long-term vision of nonviolence as a path toward world peace. 

In this episode, Host Sean Riley outlines the "Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change" from The King Center, part of Dr. King's work to emphasize love in action and to help get us closer to that Beloved Community that Dr. King revered. 

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