Martin Luther King, Jr. on War

As America celebrates the life and teachings of MLK, I thought it appropriate for us to remember that the man was a passionate pacifist. From Pilgrimage to Nonviolence:

Prior to reading Gandhi, I had about concluded that the ethics of Jesus were only effective in individual relationships. The “turn the other cheek” philosophy and the “love your enemies” philosophy were only valid, I felt, when individuals were in conflict with other individuals; when racial groups and nations were in conflict, a more realistic approach seemed necessary. But after reading Gandhi, I saw how utterly mistaken I was. Continue reading “Martin Luther King, Jr. on War”