Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. popularized the idea of the “Beloved Community”—a world void of oppression, discrimination, violence, and bigotry that is fueled instead by friendship, good will, and deep human connection.
Move to End Violence believes that a world without violence against girls and women is possible. A Beloved Community is both our destination, and the way forward. In order to achieve a future in which every girl and woman is valued, respected, and able to reach her full potential, we must find new ways of being with each other that are rooted in love, compassion, and grace.
In Move to End Violence, we aspire to build deep, trusting relationships in which individuals can explore these new ways of being. Through this practice, we seek to hear and see each other with full awareness of each other’s humanity, value, and potential.
Read more reflections on Beloved Community:
- We are Building a Beloved Community, One Girl and Boy at a Time by Leiana Kinnicutt
- Building a Movement that Honors Dr. King’s Legacy by Jackie Payne
- More Beloved More Community by Nan Stoops
- Beloved Community, Spaciousness, and Movement by Aimee Thompson-Arevalo
- Of Movements and Dreams by Tamar Kraft-Stolar
- Beloved Community by Corrine Sanchez