“Our goal is to create a beloved community… this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The MLK Weekend: Living Beloved Community Coopetition is a 4 day challenge to bring the vision of Dr. King’s Beloved Community to life through acts of kindness and organized service projects. In celebration of MLK’s Birthday and the U.S National Day of Service that honors him, this coopetition begins on January 13th and goes through January 16th. Participants are encouraged to honor the people and places in their lives where Beloved Community thrives while we each more fully realize our unique role in the unfolding story of our time. Uplifting one another, players strive to make the world a more just, safe, and equitable place to live for all members of the Human Family.
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. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred.
We invite Individual Players and Team Organizers to Sign Up for the MLK Weekend Coopetition as we work together to bring the vision of Dr. King’s Beloved Community to life!
Players and Organizers Use The Sign Up Button Above to Get Started.
There are many ways that individuals and teams can play, from organizing creative service projects to performing acts of kindness. During each day of the MLK Weekend: Living Beloved Community Coopetition, all players will receive a Secret Agent of Compassion mission offering tangible ideas and inspiration for ways to play. Players then report and reflect on their activities on the Compassion Report Map. The reports of Registered Teams are displayed on the MLK Weekend Coopetition Scoreboard, displaying the number of volunteers, number of hours served, number of people served, and the monies raised for local or global causes. Even though we keep score, no one can lose the Compassion Games: the more people that play, the more people win.
Play Your Hearts Out!
Organize service projects and inspire acts of kindness to give back to your community! As an Agent of Compassion fulfill missions during a coopetition, and get ideas from the gallery of Ways to Play to get started!
Report and Reflect
After your compassionate actions, report on your activities and outcomes on the Compassion Report Map, capturing the number of volunteers, hours served, monies raised, and people served!
In partnership with Service for Peace, the MLK Weekend Coopetition launches the 40 Days of Peace. For 40 Days, beginning with the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, individuals, families, communities and organizations will focus on building a peaceful global community. The goal is to proactively act in ways that bring peaceful resolutions in our personal lives and world, and attentively address the issues of violence, homelessness, and poverty that affect our fellow members of the human family.