I’m introducing a new feature here at MediationBlog. Every Monday I’ll be posting a “Mediation Quote of the Week”–a quotation relevant to mediation and conflict resolution.
Today is Martin Luther King Day. It therefore seems appropriate to offer up the following excerpt from one of Dr. King’s sermons:
…peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but…a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. All of this is saying that, in the final analysis, means and ends must cohere because the end is preexistent in the means, and ultimately destructive means cannot bring about constructive ends…
Martin Luther King, Jr., 24 December 1967