The King Center and the King family extend our deepest condolences to those devastated by the violence and horrific inhumanity in Paris, France.

11/15/2015

The King Center and the King family extend our deepest condolences to those devastated by the violence and horrific inhumanity in Paris, France. We stand in solidarity with the families and communities suffering the loss of loved ones. It is central to our mission at The King Center to build the Beloved Community with Nonviolence 365, which is my father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, nonviolent philosophy and methodology. The tragedy in Paris is a reminder of the need for elevated consciousness and for embracing nonviolence as a way of life. We implore all people of goodwill to respond in this time of sorrow with love. As my father stated, "Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that." We cannot fight violence with violence, for history demonstrates to us that "violence is a descending spiral." Our deepest prayers go out for the people of Paris and for our global community. To echo my father, this is a world house and, as a world house, our choice continues to be "nonviolent co-existence or violent co-annihilation." We must somehow find a way to choose nonviolence.