Mission of the Sequoia Seminars Foundation: The Beloved Community
 

The mission of the Sequoia Seminars Foundation is to help create the Beloved Community by supporting people who are using their passion and energy to create a more just world. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. talked about the Beloved Community as the end goal of his non-violent work.

 

According to the King Center in Atlanta, GA:

 

Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. In the Beloved Community, international disputes will be resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries, instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict.

 

To enact this mission, the Sequoia Seminars Foundation selects 10 to 20 "changemakers" each year, who like the Sequoia, “stands tall among the giants”, and uses their power to create the Beloved Community.

 

In honor of this work, the Sequoia Seminars Foundation provides each changemaker with a modest cash award and a certificate stating "The Sequoia Award: Standing Tall Among the Giants".