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The World House Project

The World House Project curates audiovisual resources, produces educational materials, and fosters collaboration between social justice organizations to realize Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a just and nonviolent future.

Our Mission

The World House Project is a new initiative of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, formed in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI). The Project is named after King's vision of the World House: "Some years ago a famous novelist died. Among his papers was found a list of suggested plots for future stories, the most prominently underscored being this one: 'A widely separated family inherits a house in which they have to live together.' This is the great new problem of mankind. We have inherited a large house, a great 'world house' in which we have to live together — black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Muslim and Hindu — a family unduly separated in ideas, culture and interest, who, because we can never again live apart, must learn somehow to live with each other in peace."



American Prophet: Martin Luther King, Jr.—The Inner Life, Global Vision, and Legacy

Stanford Continuing Studies Course

Joan Baez, SCLC Frogmore Retreat

2021 King Holiday Event

Film Festival and Webinar | "Where Do We Go From Here?"

Dorothy Cotton, Citizenship Education Program


Online Course, Podcast, and More

Featured Events

The Force of Nonviolence

The Force of Nonviolence

Mary King and the Rev. James Lawson

Gandhi, King, and the Uplift of All

Gandhi, King, and the Uplift of All

Rajmohan and Ela Gandhi, Martin Luther King III and Yolanda King, Juanita and Anthony Chavez

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II