We must not
allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose.
humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."
is global insecurity, nations are engaged in a mad arms race,
spending billions of dollars wastefully on instruments of destruction,
when millions are starving. And yet, just a fraction of what is
extended so obscenely on defense budgets would make a real difference
in enabling God's children to fill their stomachs, be educated,
and be given the chance to lead fulfilled and happy lives.
You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
"Children are a wonderful gift . . . They have an extraordinary
capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and
humbug for what they are."
We shall be free only together, black and white. We shall survive
only together, black and white. We can be human only together,
black and white.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you,
as you are to them.
"...in a very real sense, without forgiveness, there is no
is taking seriously the awfulness of what has happened when you
are treated unfairly. Forgiveness is not pretending that things
are other than the way they are."
"Forgiveness and reconciliation are not just ethereal, spiritual,
other-worldly activities. They have to do with the real world.
They are realpolitik, because in a very real sense, without forgiveness,
there is no future."
"We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose.
We cannot afford to use methods of which we will be ashamed when
we look back, when we say, '...we shouldn't have done that.' We
must remember, my friends, that we have been given a wonderful
cause. The cause of freedom! And you and I must be those who will
walk with heads held high. We will say, 'We used methods that
can stand the harsh scrutiny of history.'
is indivisible. Whites can't enjoy their separate freedoms. They
spend too much time and resources defending those freedoms instead
of enjoying them.
“Together we will work to support courage where there is fear,
foster agreement where there is conflict, and inspire hope where
there is despair.”
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown
from the table of someone who considers himself my master.
I want the full menu of rights.
...just a fraction of what is extended so obscenely on defense
budgets would make a real difference in enabling God's children
to fill their stomachs, be educated, and be given the chance to
lead fulfilled and happy lives.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen
the side of the oppressor.
“The devastation wreaked by landmines is not only horrendous but
When the missionaries first came to Africa they had the Bible
and we had the land. They said, "Let us pray". We closed our eyes.
When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.
we need today is an upsurge of international courage, moral indignation
and human solidarity to demand action to end the crimes being
committed against the innocent in war."