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Gandhi, birth control, and abortion

The 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade inspired parties, rallies, and protests across the country last week. What would a modern-day Gandhi living in the U.S. do or say in response to the anniversary? In 1924, the real Gandhi received…

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27 Jan 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Beyond Newtown, part III

[The final installment in a series about what Martin Luther King might say in response to the suicide-massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Note: Words in italics represent MLK’s actual speech or writing.] In part II, we heard of the need for a “radical revolution of values.” America…

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20 Jan 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Beyond Newtown, part II

[More speculation about what Martin Luther King might say in response to the suicide-massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Words in italics represent MLK’s actual speech or writing.] In part I, we heard from suicide-killers themselves. Why bother to understand their perspectives? Here is the true meaning and value…

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13 Jan 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Beyond Newtown, part I

In 1967, Martin Luther King delivered a landmark speech about the most visible violent activity of his day: the U.S. war on Vietnam. Entitled “A Time to Break Silence,” the speech came to be known by a phrase that it employs, “Beyond Vietnam.” A modern-day…

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06 Jan 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Gandhi and the holiday season

We remember Gandhi as the father of a nation and a moral figure, someone unwilling to resort to violence to achieve independence. But other facets of the Mahatma would be more noticeable today: his deep religiosity his commitment to interfaith understanding and unity his admiration…

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09 Dec 2012 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments