politics, ethical government, Mormon, women
At the conclusion of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, Martin Luther King Jr. paraphrased the words of Theodore Parker to situate small battles for justice within a larger movement toward God’s ideal
world. Parker, a Boston abolitionist, beautifully described the ache of discipleship that results when spirits reach for worlds they cannot quite see: “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience.
And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”
Thomas, Jennifer Walker and Addams, Emma Petty
"Bending the Arc of Politics toward Zion Voices from Mormon Women for Ethical Government,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 61:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol61/iss1/16