John Lewis Renews MLK’s Call to: “Stand with the Beloved Community”

On the eve of Martin Luther King Day, Congressman and national treasure, John Lewis has renewed MLK’s call to “stand with the Beloved Community.” In an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd he emphasized that despite the early pronouncements that Barack Obama’s historic election had ushered in a “post-racial America” Lewis  reminded us:

“We are not there yet…not a post-racial society… we have to continue to do all we can to move us closer to what Dr. MLK, Jr. called the Beloved Community, where we can redeem the soul of America, lay down the burden of hate, separation and division…”

The “Beloved Community” is where all share in this world’s bounty in an equitable and responsible manner. On the most local and personal level where we are not divided by race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. In the Beloved Community we will not be dictated to by the richest few but will have created a sphere where we come together to realize the promise of America and, yes, the hope of the world.

So, in the coming days, months and years, let’s do as Lewis urges: “Never give up, never become bitter, be hopeful, be optimistic, and keep pushing”

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