In a Daily News article published on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Stony Brook University Professor Todd Pittinsky uses one of King’s lesser known sermons, “Can We Love Our Enemies?”, to pose that very question in today’s society.
Pittinsky writes, “Is it too late? If a Martin Luther King today preached love of the other, would anybody listen? Have we sunk too low in our divisiveness for that approach ever to work again in a fractured, divided U.S. society?”
He goes on to say that the sermon “may contain the healing message our communities, and country, so sorely need.”
Todd Pittinsky is a professor in the Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University. His research investigates the well-known problems and underestimated potential of diverse communities, with a central focus on positive intergroup relations.