“Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
In support of The King Center’s MLK 50 Forward Challenge and in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, as well as the passing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity, the NM MLK Jr. State Commission, and the NM State Office of African American Affairs are joining hands to create the Beloved Community Initiative.
This initiative will begin with supporting the building of an affordable and safe home for a low-income family on Albuquerque’s west mesa while increasing awareness of the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program within Albuquerque’s low-income communities of color. Construction of the Beloved Community House will begin in the fall of 2018.
The Beloved Community was a vision that Dr. King believed could be attained when a critical mass of people committed to and trained in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence. In his global vision, homelessness and hunger will not exist, and racism and prejudice will be replaced by the inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood.
Ways you can help build the Beloved Community
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