"Now let me first suggest that if we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. No individual can live alone, no nation can live alone, and as long as we try, the more we are going to have war in this world.
"...It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Christmas sermon (1967)
(Photo: Statue of Dr. King on the campus of Morehouse College, where I teach. Dr. King was a member of the class of 1948.)