The Name of Integrity

The Name of Integrity

“I have heard that Dr. King once told his good friend Harvey Cox that he actually wanted to be a theology and religion professor. However, he ultimately chose the arduous path of leading the civil rights movement.” (Daisaku Ikeda)
“One of the reasons I have profound admiration for Dr. King is that when he finished his doctorate at Boston University, he was well qualified to become a pastor of a large, comfortable congregation in any of the northern states, but instead, he and his wife, Coretta Scott King, returned to the South to put all their efforts into bringing about change on their native ground.” (Vincent Harding)
“In the midst of [a] stormy period of racial violence, Dr. King fearlessly declared, ‘I still have a dream, because, you know, you can’t give up on life.’ The power of Dr. King’s unyielding convictions–the power of hope to win over every difficulty–is sorely needed in today’s world.” (Ikeda)

From “America Will Be – Conversations on Hope, Freedom and Democracy”


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