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“The quest for peace and Justice” by Martin Luther King Jr. was written after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In the article he talks about how far mankind has come today in science and technology, yet lacking morally and spiritually. He discusses three problems of spiritual and moral lag. They are racial injustice, poverty, and war. When talking about racial injustice, King says that is one of the major struggles of their time. Negros passion to be free was growing in the US as part of civil rights movement, but was part of world development. He also stated they will use nonviolence in their struggle even when it means suffering for his peoples. The second problem he talks about is poverty. Almost two thirds of the world are undernourished, and have no housing or bed to sleep in at night. “Rich must not ignore the poor because both are tied in a single garment of destiny. The agony of poor diminishes rich, and the salvation of the poor enlarges the rich.” The third problem King talks about is war. King talks about the risk of a nuclear war, even though most put the thought out of mind, it doesn’t alter the risk of such a war. He goes on to suggest that we all think about nonviolence between nations who are the ones who make war and threaten the survival of all of mankind. “We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path.” He says we must sacrifice for love and peace. King knows that the struggle is not over and that there will still be those who will suffer in their struggle for peace and freedom, but he says that every crisis has its dangers and opportunities that will spell salvation or doom. In order to find peace, we must live in loyalty to mankind as a…...

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