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Beloved Friends and Relatives,
As we continue our journey forward from Enlightening Our Way Together you are warmly invited to join us for the MLK Beloved Community Convergence on January 13 -16, 2023.
The Opening Ceremony Celebrating and Honoring Dr. King will be held on January 13, 12-2 PM EST. We are honored and thankful that a diverse circle of our Human Family will join us with Sacred Prayers and Songs.
Many of our relatives don’t know that Dr. Martin Luther King was a great freedom fighter for Native Americans and the horrific mistreatment of them by the U.S. government. Dr. King wrote in his 1963 book “Why We Can’t Wait” which outlined the historical injustices inflicted on Native people:
“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shores, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles of racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation that tried to wipe out its Indigenous population as a matter of national policy. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today, we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, films, drama, and folklore all exalt it.”
Unfortunately, these words still ring true to this day in so many respects. Dr. King was a fighter for all of the oppressed of this land. What we’re realizing is that all the cries for freedom and justice are interconnected. They’re all part of the same evolutionary leap that’s needed as we come to grips with these hard times.
Gender rights, Indigenous rights, ethnic rights, animal rights… they’re all part of the same fundamental rethink about relationships to each other and to our planet. All life on Mother Earth is an ecosystem, and it could be an ecosystem of generosity, a virtuous circle. If we improve things at any point we improve them at all points. This is the Vision of the World House that Dr. King said “we must learn somehow to live with each other in peace.”