The method of nonviolence is based on the conviction that the universe is on the side of justice.

It is this deep faith in the future that causes the nonviolent resister to accept suffering without retaliation. He knows that in his struggle for justice he has cosmic companionship. This belief that God is on the side of truth and justice comes down to us from the long tradition of our Christian faith. There is something at the very center of our faith which reminds us that Good Friday may reign for a day, but ultimately it must give way to the triumphant beat of the Easter drums.
— MLK, Nonviolence and Racial Justice, an article in Christian Century, February 1957

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