KING WORKSHOP | Teaching nonviolence

Approximately 100 community and religious leaders, elected officials and others attended Monday’s 31st annual Community Workshop gathering at First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown to honor the work, ideals and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A large part of the civil-rights leader’s legacy was his six principles of nonviolence, which state:

Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people and an active resistance to evil.

Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding, with the end result being redemption and reconciliation.

Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people, while recognizing that evildoers also are victims.

Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform and accepts unearned suffering without retaliation.

Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice, which will eventually win.

Source: Martin Luther King Planning Committee

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