The City of Jackson Beloved Community Pilot Project is based on respect for human dignity and dignity economy to identify and develop the components of a thriving, sustainable, and continuously improving community model with the goal of impacting the greater Jackson community in areas such as affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, transformative justice, physical and mental health care, clean water and air, exceeding living wage jobs, quality education, innovation/technology, and cultural infusion
Dr. King affirmed that “a genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical [and inter-religious]. Every nation must develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole and call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concerns beyond one’s race, class, and national borders to an all-embracing and unconditional love for all mankind…” Imam Mohammed’s message was the same.
Inspired by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Imam W. Deen Mohammed, & Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Sr.,and the Mississippi Freedom Movement—emphasis on Medgar Evers & Fannie Lou Hamer