Nonviolence is still a radical notion

All of the comics in The Village Voice‘s “The 10 Most Subversive Comics at New York Comic Con” look great, but I most appreciated the shout out to John Lewis’ new book March (which I just read) as well as the Fellowship of Reconciliation‘s 1957 comic explaining nonviolent direct action. I originally discovered The Montgomery Story when I …

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King’s struggle: still fighting, McCain: still full of it

Today is the 40th anniversary of the assassination of America’s conscience, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s blog we are posting remembrances and reflections on King’s legacy for the on-going struggle for justice. Color of Change has really been taking up the modern civil rights mantle, with their activism …

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“The universe is on the side of justice”

Here are some thoughts to get you warmed up for Monday, Martin Luther King Day. King’s notion of nonviolence had six key principles. First, one can resist evil without resorting to violence. Second, nonviolence seeks to win the ‘‘friendship and understanding’’ of the opponent, not to humiliate him. Third, evil itself, not the people committing …

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