Honoring MLK: In the Name of Love

MLK: Why are there 40MM poor people in America?

We are sharing this video tribute to encourage each of us to make time to reflect on Dr. King’s words, to notice their connection to our own story, and to see the relevance of his words today.

We strive to infuse our work with the strong, demanding love described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For as he says, “Love is, ultimately, the only answer to mankind’s problems.”


Shakti Butler and the team at World Trust

In this video Shakti Butler, Executive Director of World Trust, shares an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ‘s final presidential address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on August 16, 1967.  Dr. King calls on us to examine the economic systems underlying our society as a whole.  In this speech, Dr. King also states that he has decided to “stick with love” saying, “… “I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems… I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. I have seen too much hate and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it. “

The film also contains footage shot for World Trust’s current project Cracking the Codes: Race & Relationships in the 21st Century. This clip is a story from educator and former Black Panther Ericka Huggins. She shares how she learned that social justice movements are about all people of color who are oppressed down by the current economics of power.