Our goal is to create a beloved community and
this will require a qualitative change in our souls
as well as a quantitative change in our lives.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
What Everyone Can Do Every Day to Make the Beloved Community Real:
"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. … You only need
a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love, and you can be that servant."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Choose love instead of hate.
Seek to win friendship and understanding.
Seek to defeat injustice and not persons.
Believe that the universe is on the side of justice.
Practice nonviolence, the way of life for courageous persons.
Focus on the positives around you and express them to others every day.
Find individuals or groups that are helping improve your neighborhood or community and support them with your time, talent or treasure.
Participate in Community service.
Join with others in your neighborhood or community to clean-up a street, common space, or help the disadvantaged with their own yard.
Encourage your place of worship, organization or club to support families of incarcerated individuals.
Meet and talk to your neighbors often – especially the elderly.
Help keep our environment clean. Don’t litter & pick up debris when you see it.
Visit someone near you who is sick and homebound to make sure they feel connected to what they need.
Educate yourself about the history of the movements that have given you freedom. Take someone to the Civil Rights Museum who has never been. Talk to someone who has more memory than you do.
Promote the ideal of We Are The Beloved Community to everyone.
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