Join us for an #OEPCommunity check-in focused on Principle Two of Kingian Nonviolence: “The Beloved Community is the framework for the future.”
These check-ins, a series of events initiated as people began to stay home due to COVID, are relational meetups with a theme. In each gathering, we welcome new and returning friends and seek to build community, commitment, and capacity. These sessions are not "webinars" - they provide a time for relationship and conversation, with a theme.
Photo: CT Center for Nonviolence | Northend Church of Christ | Hartford, CT
On July 3, we continue our series with MLK’s second principle of nonviolence, “The Beloved Community is the framework for the future.” This principle is not just a “head in the clouds” reminder to be nice; it is a cornerstone of how nonviolence practitioners approach conflict and violence, which was applied during a period of violent and horrific racial oppression.
What does this mean for you personally? How has it played out, or not, in social change efforts you have been part of? What are this principle's pitfalls and promises?
“The Beloved Community concept means we must begin living now as we think society ought to live in the future.” -- David Jehnsen and Bernard Lafayette, Jr.