Education and social action… inexplicably intertwined

February 11, 2015 | By: James Whelan

Martin Luther King Jr

‘Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential. Social action without education is a weak expression of pure energy. Deeds uninformed by educated thought can take false directions. When we go into action and confront our adversaries, we must be armed with knowledge as they. Our policies should have the strength of deep analysis beneath them to challenge the clever sophistries of our opponents.’

Martin Luther King Jr. 1967 ‘Where do we go from here? Chaos or community’

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James Whelan

James Whelan

James is co-founder of the Change Agency and director of our Community Organising Fellowship.

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