1966 Ware Lecture: Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | UUA.org


In 1966, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the Ware Lecture at the UUA General Assembly. Here is a quote from the beginning of the speech, “The great question is, what do we do when we find ourselves in such a period? Certainly the church has a great responsibility because when the church is true to its nature, it stands as a moral guardian of the community and of society. It has always been the role of the church to broaden horizons, to challenge the status quo, and to question and break mores if necessary. I’m sure that we all agree that the church has a major role to play in this period of social change.”

We are still working. We are still fighting. We need to still be living our principles and working toward a vision of the world where all people are treated equally.