Bending the Arc of the Universe

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From North Carolina pastor John Pavlovitz:

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

In 1871, Unitarian minister Theodore Parker first spoke these words in opposition to slavery here in America.

In 1958 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. repeated them to a nation still fighting for equality for all its people.

In this day of uncertainty and grief, these words desperately need to be repeated again, though not as solace for weary spectators—but as battle cry for warriors.

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  1. Mr. Pavlovitz writes a terrific piece here. He speaks of a principle with which I agree. However, I wonder what he sees the arc bending towards justice actually means in concrete terms. I suspect his version would probably differ some from many folks, including me.

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