Beloved Community Project

“I have a dream...”
           —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Beloved Community Project

The mission of the Beloved Community Project is to promote the concept of the Beloved Community as described by the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The King Center describes the Beloved Community as a “global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it.

Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. In the Beloved Community, international disputes will be resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries, instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict.”

Come, my precious brothers and sisters, let us join together to create the Beloved Community where the human rights of all people are respected.

Where all people are treated with dignity and respect regardless of their
economic status
mental and physical condition
immigration status
criminal history
sexual preference
Where all women are treated as equals in society.

Where no one goes hungry or lacks adequate shelter and clothing or health care or any other essential human need.

Where all children grow up in
families and communities
where they are never abused, neglected or exploited and
where they can develop their creative skills and
receive a high quality education so they can reach their full potential.

Where the environment and all of creation are

Where differences are resolved nonviolently recognizing
our shared needs
our common humanity
our brotherhood and sisterhood.

Where militarism, war and all forms of violence no longer exist.

Come, let us join together to create the Beloved Community !

           — Dave Atwood

The Beloved Community Project is based on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as other historical figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Dorothy Day.

1 The King Center web site.

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