A divided America needs Dr. King’s unifying social justice principles

The destructive chaos in our nation’s capital is another warning that America is moving down a road of divisiveness and violence. In 2020 Americans endured a global health pandemic, a costly economic shutdown, multiple foreign policy crises, a bitter presidential election, and angry political differences that split communities, friends, and even families. Many people complain that we…

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Overcome hatred and violence through education

The killing of George Floyd and other examples of police violence against African Americans ignited a political and cultural explosion in 2020. Although the U.S. has come far from the era of state-enforced discrimination and segregation, this year’s events remind us how much more we have to do. For Charleston, the wounds remain from the…

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Dr. King’s principles an enduring remedy to rising violence

Our nation’s capital prepared for this election the way Florida prepares for a hurricane. Election day in the nation’s capital was marked by businesses across the city boarding up their buildings. Having suffered a spate of broken windows during earlier demonstrations, companies feared that dissatisfaction with the poll results might trigger a new round of…

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