An Activist on Peace

Peace on Earth

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement.  He was strongly influenced by Howard Thurman, an educator and civil rights leader who had met and conferred with Mahatma Ghandi in earlier years.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by Gandhi’s approach to seeking peaceful solutions via non-violent means.

Martin Luther King, Jr. used non-violence to combat racial inequality, poverty, and the Vietnam War.  His message – harmony could only be achieved through peaceful endeavours.  With all his heart, he believed peace could be a reality – it was within reach.

Peace on earth begins with unarmed truth and unconditional love.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

10 thoughts on “An Activist on Peace

    1. The same to you, my friend!!! Merry, Merry Christmas. Thank you for taking me around the world at least twice this past year, one foot at a time!! I am looking forward to our blogging adventures of 2013…


  1. It is interesting to see each generation building on the other; Ghandi, Thurman, King, Mandela; who will be next? And how long will it take for the message to get through. Maybe the internet will hurry peace along. In the meantime, you may enjoy this very cute piece of theatre which is about peace and unconditional love and unarmed truth. Hope you can understand the accents.


    1. Brilliant – they won’t be expecting that!!! What a wonderful production. I looked at it a couple of times. Isn’t it interesting how the wisdom of children can touch our hearts and keep us ever motivated to seek the best for them. Who’s next? Good question. We may have men and women who stand out, but I think our individual daily decisions make a strong statement. When I am at peace, I am able to share peace. Your visits are always welcome and appreciated…


  2. What a great quote. The only query always cross my mind about the reality that devil in mankind are everywhere and evil are stalking throughout the night whispering their entity in order to accept a unity with them for the right thing is wrong. So…..
    would Peace on earth begins with unarmed truth and unconditional love be only a truth in
    statement ?

    I herewith express my tribute to people who believe that it will be definite.


    1. A very good question! And one that everyone needs to consider very carefully. In the end it is personal endeavor. We look to great men and women to become the catalyst for good. I believe that it is the little actions that ordinary folk do everyday that makes the true difference. Our thoughts, our acts of kindness, our belief that we can seek peaceful solutions – when they all come together, we gain strength from each other.


  3. What a wonderful production! Thanks to the children who performed and to the ones who put in all the time and energy to produce such a wonderful, unique view of the birth of the Savior.


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