Thursday, September 25, 2008

We must speak with all...humility...but we must speak

We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. And we must rejoice as well, for surely this is the first time in our nation's history that a significant number of its religious leaders have chosen to move beyond the prophesying of smooth patriotism to the high grounds of a firm dissent based upon the mandates of conscience and the reading of history.

-Martin Luther King, “Riverside Church Address: Beyond Vietnam” (April 4, 1967)

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