Posts Tagged ‘civil disobedience’

Love and disobedience: Martin Luther King and the Greeks Comments 0

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

In “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring and chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. ponders the thought of life in other places and times. Among other eras in history, he considers the prime of classical Athens, when he could have enjoyed the company of luminaries “around the Read more

Hong Kong diocese OKs civil disobedience Comments 0

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong has given qualified approval to acts of civil disobedience in support of ensuring that citizens will be allowed to elect their own political representatives. In a public statement the diocese said that complicated voting rules, which limit the power of people in Hong Kong to choose their representatives, are Read more

The law and Martin Luther King Jr Comments 0

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Fifty years ago this week, the great American preacher, Martin Luther King Jr, published a letter explaining his stand on civil disobedience. He was in jail at the time after being arrested for breaking Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations. Some white clergymen had criticised him for leading illegal marches against segregation – a charge Read more