Martin Luther King: A Christmas Sermon On Peace - 1967 | NON-VIOLENCE | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

2:40  "....Modern man really go all-out to study the meaning of non-violence, its philosophy and its strategy......But now, the time has come for man to experiment with non-violence in all areas of human conflict.  And that means non-violence on an International scale.  Now let me suggest first that: If we are to have peace on Earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional."....

 

9:50  "...Ends are not cut-off from means.....Ultimately you cannot reach good ends through evil means.  Because the means represent the seed,  and the ends

represent the tree...."

 

11:30  "... We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means...."

 

19:00  "...Somehow we must be able to stand-up before our most bitter opponents and say:  'We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our ability to endure suffering.  We will meet your physical force with soul force.  Do to us what you will and we will still love you.  We cannot, in all good conscience, obey your unjust laws, and abide by the unjust system.  Because non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as cooperation with good, and so throw us in jail, we will still love you.' ...."

 

20:20  "   We will wear you down with our capacity to suffer..."