On June 10, 1963, President John Kennedy gave the commencement speech at the American University in Washington D.C. Titled “A Strategy of Peace,” it is considered one of the greatest speeches in modern history. It was given after Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had, through negotiations, resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis, and not long before Kennedy was assassinated.

The Community Church of Boston, in conjunction with the JFK Peace Speech Committee, has been doing a series of videos centering around Kennedy’s speech and how it applies to international events today. The world’s people, perhaps especially Americans, seem oblivious to the fact that humanity is on the brink of life ending nuclear war, possibly even more so than at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

It is asking much, but the first hour of the following video by the Community Church of Boston shows JFK’s speech followed by the comments of Jeffrey Sachs, world respected Professor of Economics at Columbia University. It is imperative that we change the current trajectory of evolving world developments: