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Photos, Videos and Books Inspiring Us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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As we honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we look to him for the inspiration we need to continue his work. Racial justice, voting rights, equality, the eradication of poverty and peace in our time are goals he believed in and still worth striving for. To help us go the distance, we’re sharing the items that inspired us from around the Web this MLK Day. The View from the Heavens There’s nothing like a view from a space station of Dr. King’s hometown of Atlanta to make clear just how small our world really is and how much we need one another. To honor King, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, Tim Kopra and European Space Agency…

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Je Suis Charlie Remembered One Year Later

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One year ago today gunmen opened fire and killed 12 people at the offices of the weekly satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. The initial attack was followed by four more killings at a nearby Jewish market as well as a policewoman in a Montrouge suburb. Parisian police have already thwarted a potential attack today at a police station, but for the most part, the world is focusing on memorializing those lost in the religiously motivated attacks that took place last year. One of the most inspiring responses is the publication of an open-source book by Oxford University titled Tolerance: The Beacon of the Enlightenment (Open Book Publishers, December 2015) which collects classic works by Enlightenment thinkers on the value of religious tolerance.…

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