Peace is Every Step

Peace is Every Step April 4, 2008

Today is the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In one week we have remembered the third anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II and the fortieth anniversary of the death of MLK Jr, two people who have had a positive influence in world history. Both of them were human, and were fallible and did things which were mistakes. In remembering them this week, we might want to remember what was best of them, the myths associated with them, even if for either of them the historical persona is less than the myth which developed around them. For it is in the myths we find, as a society, a higher calling, and one which we cannot ignore. All the major candidates for president are taking the time today to reflect upon King’s legacy — a legacy which certainly transcends the man himself and finds its continuance in the work of his pro-life niece, Dr. Alveda King.

One of Martin Luther King Jr’s friends and co-worker was the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh . Hanh continues to be a major leader in the peace movement, and works for the welfare and betterment of all people, no matter their background or what they have done in the past. If you have the time (50 mins) here is an interesting video he produced, Peace is Every Step.

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