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Time for a new era of responsibility? - 09/15/2013
In his Nobel Lecture, on December 11 th 1964, Peace Prize Laureate Martin Luther King reminded us:   “ Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation . No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’ Deeply etched in the fiber of our religious tradition is the conviction that men are made in the image of God and that they are souls of infinite metaphysical value, the heirs of a legacy of dignity and worth. If we feel this as a profound moral fact, we cannot be content to see men hungry, to see men victimized with starvation and ill health when we have the means to help them. The wealthy nations must go all out to bridge the gulf between the rich minority and the poor majority... In the final analysis, the rich must not ignore the poor because both rich and poor are tied in a single garment of destiny. All life is interrelated, and all men are interdependent.  The agony of the poor diminishes the rich, and the salvation of the poor enlarges the rich . We are inevitably our brothers’ keeper because of the interrelated structure of reality”.                                     -------------------------------------- Three centuries earlier the Renaissance author and Anglican priest John Donne famously wrote in 1624: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a c...

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