‘I Have a Dream’: Yearning for Dr. King’s Interconnected World
- Kamran Mofid
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“Martin Luther King JR: Ecological Thinker”
I offer this in honour of Black History Month
And of our forthcoming coming conference in Lucca, Tuscany, 28 August-1 September 2018
“All I'm saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we're caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, 1965
"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated."
‘Reading through his consistent references to the universe and the cosmos, to interrelatedness, interdependence, and connectedness, to mutuality and participation, an inescapable conclusion dawned on me: Martin Luther King was an ecological thinker.’
"We've played havoc with the destiny of the world," he said in his last months. "Somewhere we must make it clear that we are concerned about the survival of the world."
“Martin Luther King JR: Ecological Thinker”*