On December 11, 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King said "Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
Weak winter afternoon sun filters into my office bathing it in cool light. Deep cold is settling in on Burnside Park, where Occupy Providence remains one of the few continuous residential Occupations in the country. Folks are adding layers of tarp to "the domes" and layering cardboard on the ground with plans to huddle together tonight for warmth. As I write some are meeting with their lawyer to discuss their demand that the city provide a day shelter for homeless people so that they have a safe, warm place to go during the day with access to services. They are worki
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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