A Cosmology of Connection: Honoring the Wisdom of MLK

January 20, 2020
Andrea Livingston, Communications Team

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are exploring Dr. King’s cosmology and asking ourselves how we might put his wisdom into action as we look at the challenges we face today.

Please enjoy this video interview with Dr. Drew Dellinger, an internationally sought-after speaker, poet, writer, and teacher, whose in depth study of MLK’s work has inspired minds and hearts around the world. Dr. Dellinger performs his poetry and makes keynote speeches on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion.

Breakdown of the Video

1:15 — Key insights Dr. Dellinger learned from his research on Martin Luther King, Jr.
5:35 — How MLK spoke about the Universe and our cosmos
7:46 — MLK’s cosmology of connection
13:42 — MLK ahead of his time as a cosmological and systems thinker
15:17 — How we can bring MLK’s wisdom into our lives and our current world situation today
20:47 — How we can bring the cosmology of connection into our lives
26:41 — Poetry reading

Read more about Dr. King’s Interconnected World

Read more about the ecological perspective of Dr. King

About Drew Dellinger

Drew DellingerDrew Dellinger, PhD, is an internationally known speaker, poet, writer, and teacher whose keynotes and poetry performances — which address ecology, justice, cosmology, and connectedness — have inspired minds and hearts around the world. He is also a consultant, filmmaker, and the founder of Planetize the Movement.

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