Where Do We Go From Here?

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Abstract

Where do we go from here? It has been fifty-two years since Martin Luther King, Jr. walked this earth, but his prophetic question of chaos or community remains the most consequential question of our time. King spoke out against a war that was costing both lives and our moral standing worldwide. Today, we face another war. Not on the battlefields of Southeast Asia, but in nursing homes and local hospitals, to save the lives of people afflicted with COVID-19. King did not face a pandemic; he did, however, live in a period which presented a choice to leaders as well as everyday citizens, one that would advance the nation further into a dark abyss or lift us up to new heights of civility and human decency. For King, the choice was clear: community, not chaos. This is where we go from here.

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The Institute for Global Engagement is a Christian, non-sectarian think tank dedicated to addressing issues in the public square with biblical distinctiveness. The mission of the IGE is to be a moral and spiritual catalyst for renewal in our culture. Founded in 2015, the IGE values the biblical narrative, thoughtful consideration, and gracious civility.

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Written by Dr. Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe

Dr. Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe is Senior Fellow for Ethics and Justice at the DBU Institute for Global Engagement (IGE). Goodloe is an alumnus and longtime friend of DBU serving as an adjunct professor in the Gary Cook School of Leadership and frequent speaker at Veritas Lecture Series and DBU chapel services. As Senior Fellow, Dr. Goodloe provides thought leadership for DBU and IGE audiences via written material, lectures, and webinars. He specializes on matters of leadership through influence, social justice, and research regarding the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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