In an Inescapable Network of Mutuality
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Globalization of an Ethical Ideal
Imprint: Cascade Books
"I have personally been to Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial in Memphis, Tennessee, and have felt inspired by his example of sacrifice and conviction. I welcome this very insightful new book that introduces readers to him, while also highlighting his strategic nonviolence as a pathway to much-needed global peace. There is much here that is consistent with Gandhi's principle of ahimsa. This is a comprehensive exploration of Dr. King's meaning for the world."
--His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan People
"We have taken for granted Martin Luther King Jr. as a 'world citizen,' but have spoken about this in vague, generalized terms. This magnificent volume puts an end to such vagueness. Baldwin and Dekar have, through the thoughtful reflections and powerful testimonies of scholars from across the world, brought into sharp relief a King concerned about the world, helping to shape it in ways we never truly understood."
--Allan Aubrey Boesak, Distinguished Desmond Tutu Visiting Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Prophetic Preaching, Christian Theological Seminary
"Anybody concerned about the economic, social, and gender inequalities anywhere in the world will benefit from the vision and the transformational impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s exemplary leadership, which is carefully analyzed in this book by a diverse group of scholars, religious leaders, and activists."
--Peter J. Paris, Professor Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
"Here is Martin Luther King Jr. as a global visionary deeply rooted in the promise and limitations of his time and place. These international, transreligious, and multidisciplinary writers expose Dr. King's influence at work in places and around issues that he himself knew little or nothing about. They sort out King's genius of mind and spirit to engage the evils and the promise of globalization."
--George Williamson, Civil Rights Activist and Founding President, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
"Around December 6, 1955, I met Martin Luther King Jr. on the front page of The Nagpur Times in India. For the very first time, a major figure of the United States of America and Western civilization directed some 50,000 people in a bus boycott that launched the nonviolent movement in America, and this caused great excitement within me and around Asia. The Jesus-prophet Martin must increase in the 'world house.' This creative book prescribes our future."
--James M. Lawson Jr., Pastor and Leading Theoretician and Tactician of Nonviolence, the American Civil Rights Movement