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I HAVE A DREAM - Martin Luther King 

 

 Martin Luther King (ermordet am 4.4.1968)

Am 4. April 2008 jährt sich zum 40. Mal der Tag der Ermordung von Martin Luther King. 
Mit diesem Special wollen wir an den amerikanischen Bürgerrechtler erinnern. Sein Weg des gewaltfreien Protests gehört u. a. zu den Inspirationen der IKvu.

 

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day down in Alabamba will its vicious racists, with its govenor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition an nullification, one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and blyck girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls asl sisters and brothers. I have a dream today."

Martin Luther King; Rede "March on Washington", 1963

"Well, I don´t know what will happen now. We´ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn´t matter with me now, because I´ve been to the mountaintop and I don´t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I´m not concerned about that now. I just want to du God´s will, and He´s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I´ve looked over and I´ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get tu the Promised Land. And I´m happy tonight; I´m not worried about anything. I´m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

Martin Luther King; Predigt "I've Been To the Mountaintop", 3. April 1968

 

Weiterführende Links zu Texten und Internetseiten zu Martin Luther King

Pressemitteilung der IKvu zum 35. Todestag von Martin Luther King, 02.04.2003: "Martin Luther King - ein Opfer des Kampfes gegen Kriegspolitik und Armut in den USA"

Referat von Prof. Dr. Heinrich Grosse: Christlicher Widerstand gegen Rassismus, Armut und Krieg am Beispiel Martin Luther Kings