The Power to Change a Nation

Wed, 2012-07-25 09:26 -- univcomm

Clint Baldwin, Adjunct Professor at University of Kentucky, spoke to a packed audience in Hartung Hall during a multiple chapel on the campus of Anderson University on the topic, “The Non-Violence of Martin Luther King, Jr: The Power To Change a Nation.”

Baldwin started his talk with a video from the rock band, U2, with the song, “In the Name of Love,” and continued with a short video of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, “I Have a Dream.”

“The dream of racial reconciliation, economic, political and social justice and equality for all was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream,” said Baldwin. “MLK lined up his goals with his methodology…he made sure that his means and his ends fit together.”

He went on to say that MLK was unwilling to utilize violence and hatred to bring about peace and justice, that returning violence with violence does not drive out hate, only love can do that, said Baldwin.

“Gandhi said, ‘You must be the change that you wish to see,’” said Baldwin.

Stuart Erny, director of Campus Ministries, introduced Baldwin as his long-time friend from their college years together and stated that Baldwin is “the kind of person who is willing to receive truth and let it shape him from whatever it comes from.”

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.