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How the Long Arc of Moral Universe Bends Toward Justice

By Richard Wilson | January 17, 2020

He wasn’t the first to say it, but Martin Luther King popularized the phrase that “the arc of the moral universe … bends toward justice.” For justice to prevail, people who hope for justice must become and be advocates for it.

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By Mitch Randall | January 16, 2020
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By Ken Sehested | January 16, 2020
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