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Archbishop of York urges young people to make a difference
2:13pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
THE Archbishop of York has called on the 50th anniversary of civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech to teach young people that individual actions can make a difference.
Dr John Sentamu said he hopes that young people working to improve their communities will be inspired by Tuesday's anniversary of one of the most profound speeches in history.
He said: "There is always a good time to try and do the right thing and that time is now.
"It's a lesson we should all remember. Individual action, no matter how small, can always make a difference.
"King followed Christ's teaching of resisting what is evil and he was also aware of the form of non-violent protest used by Mahatma Ghandi, believing that peace is not merelY a distant goal but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
"It's not always an easy journey to make.
"Too often people believe that their own contribution is not important. I tell you friends, that one drop of water can turn a waterwheel.
"Always aim high and never give up hope."