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GUEST COLUMN: Renew King's commitment to nonviolence at every level

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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:00 am

On Jan. 1, I began a 30-day fast to encourage our nation and leaders to embrace the values and commitment to nonviolence exemplified by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I propose a National Day of Prayer and Reflection on individual and collective responsibility for violence; the appointment of a National Advisory Commission on the Causes of Violence in America; incorporating nonviolence education into elementary and secondary school curricula; a study on the history and causes of violence; and a commitment by faith communities to teach forgiveness and unconditional love.

For the past 12 months, I have been immersed in Dr. King's sermons, speeches, interviews and press statements as part of the Civil Rights Scholars Team for the JPMorgan Chase/The King Center project. This experience has convinced me that a great spiritual revolution, accompanied by practicing nonviolent principles in every aspect of life, at every level, is necessary to prevent this country from spiraling down the path to self-destruction. This mandate is necessary for urban centers, rural areas, state governments, the halls of Congress and the international community.

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