Today we reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was his dream that through non-violence we could work out the differences that divide us and live together in a peaceful environment. Dr. King followed in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi. In the spirit of Democracy and what had been written in the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence Dr. King wrote in the Letter from a Birmingham Jail:
“… I wish you had commended the Negro sit inners and demonstrators of Birmingham for their sublime courage, their willingness to suffer and their amazing discipline in the midst of great provocation. One day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters, they were in reality standing up for what is best in the American dream and for the most sacred values in our Judaeo Christian heritage, thereby bringing our nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in their formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.”
WOVEN follows in the footsteps of Dr. King working to REJECT VIOLENCE across the globe. WOVEN supports and encourages the work of the individuals, organizations and communities we support who are with us in this endeavor.