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Martin Luther King Jr.’s 6 facts about non-violent resistance.

Adapted from Peace to All Beings, by Judy Carman (Lantern Books, 2003).

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From his deep studies of Gandhi and his own experience, Martin Luther King Jr. developed a list of six facts to help people understand non-violent resistance and join with him in his vision.



King’s words are as insightful and thought provoking today as they were when he wrote them:



1. Non-violent resistance is not for cowards. It is not a… Continue

Added by Claudia van den Elsen-Westendorf Pieters on January 20, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Giving and receiving.

As long as you are giving, you will be receiving.

- Deepak Chopra -

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An ethical relation to the land.

"It is inconceivable to me that an ethical relation to the land can exist without love, respect, and admiration for the land, and a high regard for its value. By value, I of course mean something far broader than mere economic value; I mean value in the philosophical sense."

- Aldo Leopold -

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Being a whole human being.

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.
That is the way of a whole human being."


- Abraham Lincoln, former American President -

Added by Claudia van den Elsen-Westendorf Pieters on January 15, 2009 at 2:58am — No Comments

The Journey

The giant oak
sprouts from a single acorn.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet.


- Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching -

Added by Claudia van den Elsen-Westendorf Pieters on January 15, 2009 at 2:56am — No Comments


        

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