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A black and white photo of Thich Nhat Hahn & Dr. Martin Luther King. They both look serious in front of microphones.

Solidarity in Service of Global “Beloved Community”; The Friendship of Thich Nhat Hahn & Dr. Martin Luther King

“ In January 1967, six months after they first met, Dr. King nominated Thầy for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying, “his ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”A few months later, on April 4th, 1967, Dr. King quoted Thầy’s book Lotus in a Sea of Fire in his landmark “Beyond Vietnam” speech at the Riverside Church in New York. It was the first time he unequivocally denounced the war and finally united the peace and civil rights movements. Dr. King shared Thầy’s powerful message that “Men are not our enemy. Our..Read More

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Artwork showing a person with long dark hair sitting on the shell of a giant turtle in a large body of water. The person is surrounded by different kinds of birds and a few other animals, and they are holding some plants up to the sky.

Haudenosaunee Creation Story

Kanyen’kehaka Creation Story from Kay Olan’s Version retold by Sha’tekayenton Andrew Bryant Credible Mohawk Entertainment. Haudenosaunee Creation Story

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Moorish Science Temple of America and Nobel Drew Ali

Moorish Science Temple of America, U.S. religious movement founded in Newark, N.J., in 1913 by Timothy Drew (1886–1929), known to followers as Noble Drew Ali and also as the Prophet. Drew Ali taught that all blacks were of Moorish origins but had their Muslim identity taken away from them through slavery and racial segregation. He advocated that they should “return” to the Islam of their Moorish forefathers, redeeming themselves from racial oppression by reclaiming their historical spiritual heritage. He also encouraged use of the term “Moor” rather than “black” in self-identification. Many of the group’s formal practices were derived from..Read More

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Absalom Jones

Absalom Jones

Absalom Jones life defined what service to others looked like. While still enslaved at 16, Absalom worked during the day and went to school at night. Eventually, he earned enough money to “purchase” his wife’s freedom, fourteen years before purchasing his own. He was elected as the first ever African American priest of the Episcopal Church in October of 1804. Before he passed away, he petitioned the State of Pennsylvania and the US Congress to abolish enslavement, decades before its time.

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