A New Testament of Hope

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Last month, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, reflected on the parallels between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “testament of hope” and the present-day demonstrations spurred by the recent killings of young men of color by police. In the wake of this violence, Walker calls for a new testament of hope and a commitment to the fierce optimism required to sustain social justice work. Indeed, argues Walker, amid increasing inequality a sense of hope is vital and encourages us to look for the potential in our communities to help drive social justice and community development efforts forward. This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are revisiting Walker’s article and reflecting on the positive opportunities for change we see you making in communities every day.

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