Thursday, January 19, 2006

Eliminating Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

Just discovered an article in the Hingham Journal about a talk given by Dr. Robin Chandler, a member of the Boston Baha'i community as part of the many commemorations of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, the opening paragraph is below:

It was a busy weekend for Robin Chandler, but she still found time to visit Hingham to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at a breakfast held every year in his honor at Glastonbury Abbey.
Following a hearty and tasty meal prepared by the brothers of the Abbey, Chandler, who is director of the Women’s Studies Program at Northeastern University, centered her talk around the issue of poverty.
This is in line with King’s vision that people of all religious, backgrounds, and nationalities could live together in a climate of peace, economic justice, and tolerance. He was committed to eliminating war, poverty, and racism.

You can read the entire article here.