Friday, April 4, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Modern-Day Pilgrimage in a Post-Modern World

When trying to explain the ancient but time-less practice of pilgrimage, I will call to people's attention the civil rights and anti-war marches of the 1960s, from women's rights, Viet Nam war protests, to the marches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the anniversary day of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  The newspapers, mainstream media on cable shows, and the blogosphere is abuzz with this reminder of what happened 40 years ago on this day, in a motel courtyard in Memphis, TN.

We, as pilgrims today, honor the memory of the one who showed us the power of walking en masse for a cause greater than individual selves: equal rights for one and all.

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Bien camino,

Pilgrim peace,