King and Breaking Silence Ceasefire statement
We have learned that building a Culture of Peace entails both a “long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world” and a response to “the urgency of now.” This is a call to both.
The urgency which breaks our hearts is the imminent catastrophe in Gaza and the call from Jewish Voice for Peace, If Not Now, and others to amass at the National Mall in DC Friday 10/20 at noon to demand de-escalation, a ceasefire and immediate humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. A measure introduced in Congress by Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib among others, calls for these very things.
We are responding to be present and support, urging you our friends to stand as well against the escalating cycle of violence. Make or join such actions in your own city.
At the same time, we continue the long-term work of decolonizing our hearts and lives, our communities, our nations, and Earth herself, building a culture of peace.
Please join us in this work.
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Join us for a conversation on Dr. King’s call for a radical revolution in values against
Join us for a conversation on Dr. King’s call
for a radical revolution in values against
What does this revolution look like
Tues. April 4, 2023, 7pm ET
When Dr. King “Broke the Silence” on Vietnam, he called for a radical revolution of values. That revolution forces us to question the fairness and justice of our policies and look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth and the justness of war. Our work involves building awareness around what the “triple evils” of racism, militarism and materialism look like in today’s world.
Our “Breaking the Silence” conversation series brings together thinkers, activists and leaders to discuss issues of justice and peace that are relevant to the 21st century. Inspired by Dr. King’s articulation of the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism” our programming is created with the intention of educating, resourcing and connecting individuals. organizations, schools, churches etc.
On April 4, 1967–one year to the day before his murder–Dr. King exhorted those gathered at Riverside Church “We must move past indecision to action.” The members of the KBS coalition are a diverse group of organizations and individuals with hundreds of years of combined experience in social change endeavors. Our events and resources are designed to connect people beyond conversation and into concrete action.