At the heart of Dr. King’s most profound, prophetic, & provocative sermon is his reminder that America is threatened by the “triplets” Racism, Militarism, & Materialism; that we need a radical revolution in values from a thing-oriented to a people-oriented society; and that we face “the fierce urgency of Now.” The urgency is even fiercer in our generation, 50 years later. We ask, why “triplets” instead of any other word for three? Because biological triplets share DNA—and these triplets share the DNA of subjugation, disempowering a host of “Others.” So in the present linked crises of attacks on American democracy and on the interwoven web of life that makes up Planet Earth, we seek to learn from Dr. King’s wisdom and courage how to go forward in our own thought and action today.
Recommended action for #RevolutionOfValues:
THE SHALOM CENTER has created The MLK+50 Interfaith Freedom Seder, a free, downloadable haggadah to to reawaken and renew the prophetic wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during Holy Week and Passover in this 50th year. We invite you to open your home, faith community, or organization for a Seder—an interactive, ceremonial meal guided by a printed text of prayers, readings, and actions—using The MLK+50 Interfaith Freedom Seder as a guide. Post a picture of your Seder to social media, tagging it #theShalomCenter and #MLK50Seder.