06.05 | Cristin Marie McVey | Strength to Love: The Enduring Friendship of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thich Nhat Hanh – Online
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Among Dr. King’s most compelling visions is that of a Beloved Community – a community in which our individual well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of others. Dr. King knew that the end goal of nonviolent social change is not only the enforcement of human or civil rights, but also a transcendent harmony and unity that ties together all of humanity. As a Christian, Dr. King drew upon his own religious background for inspiration; but less known are his deep explorations into the teachings of Gandhi and Mahayana Buddhism, along with his friendship with Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Cristin Marie McVey, Ph.D., MLIS, taught in the Department of Sociology at UCSD and holds a Certificate in Peace Leadership from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara. Cristin is a frequent visitor to the Krotona Institute of Theosophy and currently lives in Borrego Springs, CA, where she works as the head librarian.