In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, I want to take time this morning to reflect on some of his great teachings. Though it can seem far removed, the things Dr. King stood for are certainly universal and very applicable to our work in Kenya. The overarching goal of what we are working toward at CARE for AIDS is the goal of creating communities that are inclusive, that embrace those who were previously outcast, and that reflect the kind of community in the Kingdom of Heaven.
One of the themes that Dr. King consistently visited in his teachings was the idea of not only being cognizant of ones interactions with individuals, but the system or society that surrounds those interactions.
At CARE for AIDS we seek to practice true compassion. We want to change the system of thought around HIV/AIDS and I hope that we never forget the beautiful dream that Dr. King spoke about 50 years ago. Help us continue the dream and make it a reality for Americans and Kenyans alike!