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Martin Luther King and Love * Help us spread a message of love this Valentine’s Day * Choose Love: Don’t Ever Let Fear Turn You Against Your Playful Heart * Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1- Martin Luther King and Love, Martin Luther King, Delancy Place

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/MLK%20Speaks%20to%20a%20Crowd.jpg1961 | from A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., edited by James M. Washington. Dr. King, as Gandhi before him, had advocated nonviolent protest -- but believed it was not enough merely to be nonviolent. For King, there was a higher standard, and that was that you must love the person who harms you. In the following excerpt, King was speaking in 1961 to white liberals from the "Fellowship of the Concerned" at their annual meeting. He knew that many among them objected to student "sit-ins" and "freedom rides" and preferred a more gradual approach -- in part because of the savage beatings being inflicted on them -- and that his task was to persuade these veteran white liberals to see the student movement as a natural outgrowth of their own work and his own teachings.

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Part 2- Help us spread a message of love this Valentine’s Day,  Jocelyn Sherman, United Farm Workers

February 12, 2018 | All of us recoil at the growing immigrant bashing that is becoming all too commonplace. This prejudice violates the core values of the farm worker movement. So we are proud to join in the national Valentine’s Day campaign #ToImmigrantsWithLove.
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Part 3- Choose Love: Don’t Ever Let Fear Turn You Against Your Playful Heart, Doug “Uncola” Lynn, Straight Line Logic

January 10, 2018 | The words in the title of this piece are not my own. Believe it or not, these are the words of actor and comedian, Jim Carrey, from the end of the video below.  It inspired this essay.
A moving article by Doug “Uncola” Lynn at 
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Part 4- Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need, Rao Musunuru, Tampa Bay (FL) Times

November 14, 2017 | How prominent, powerful, important and great do you think you are, and for that matter I am?

The universe we both live in is big, very big. It is 14 billion years old, made up of about 100 billion galaxies (clusters of stars). Each single galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars. Simply put, there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on any beach.

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