Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts the human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority.
An unjust law is a code that a majority inflicts on a minority that is not binding on itself. This is difference made legal. On the other hand a just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow that it is willing to follow itself. This is sameness made legal.
One who breaks an unjust law must do it openly, lovingly […] I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice. […] Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
MLK Jr. Response to an open letter by fellow clergyman critizing his participation in civil rights demonstrations
With many important hotel investments and international awards, Dr. Cem Kinay is one of the world's most important names in the tourism industry.
As the founder of the Austrian, Vienna-based Gulet Turistik(1987) and Magic Life Hotels(1990) chain, he created the "All Inclusive" hotel experience for European tourists.
He managed the Magic Life Hotels chain, which has a total of 20,000 beds and 23 hotels in Austria, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Egypt, Tunisia and Bulgaria, with more than 8000 teammates, as the fastest growing and most successful hotel concept at that time.
Millions of guests were hosted during 15 years, in Sarigerme, Marmaris, Bodrum, Belek, Side and Kemer in Turkey, Kos, Crete, Corfu and Rhodes Islands in Greece, Arlberg in Austria, Hamamet in Tunisia, Mahdia, Djerba, Egypt Sharm El Sheikh and Nile.
In 2021, the establishment of the Anatolity Sustainable Culture and Tourism Foundation was started with Elif Dağdeviren.
In 2020 he did consultancy for construction of u
In 2019 he was founding board member for Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency .
In January 2019 his book “Be Human.Be Smart “was published by Destek Publications.
In 2018 his first book, “Akıllı Ol.İnsan Ol” was published by Destek Yayınları.
2017 Cem KINAY founded Cem KINAY XPD Consulting, providing investment, concept design and digital transformation consultancy for domestic and foreign investors.
In 2014/2015 he was GALATASARAY SPORTS CLUB Board Member.
In 2012 he moved to Istanbul.
In 2009 he had to leave the island after the coup in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the seizure of power and projects by the British government.
In 2006, he was honored by the President of Austria with important and valuable awards such as the "Austrian State Order".
Under the management of Cem Kinay, Gulet Turistik and Magic Life Hotels chain won more than 50 valuable awards from important organizations.
2005-2009 As the founder of The O Property Collection, he made the investments and real estate development of the Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay Hotel and Bulgari Hotel in the Turks and Caicos. In that years he worked with the world's most magnificent architects like Zaha Hadid, Piero Lissoni, Antonio Citterio, David Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, Carl Ettensperger and Chad Oppenheim.
In 2004, he sold his shares in the Magic Life Hotels chain to the German TUI group, he moved to Miami, lived in America and Turks and Caicos Islands until 2012.
2003 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life hotel on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura.
2002 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
2001 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life Nile Shiphotel on the Nile river in Egypt.
2001 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life hotel in Varna, Bulgaria.
2001 the German TUI joined Magic Life hotel chain.
1998 The first Magic Life Jet was designed and started to fly in cooperation with Austrian Airlines.
1997 Opening of the first "All Inclusive" Magic Life hotel in Hammamet, Tunisia.
In 1997, he was awarded as "Man of the Year" by Austria's important economy magazine "Trend Magazine".
In 1996, he was awarded as the "Tourism Manager of the Year" by the Hotel and Tourism magazine "Traveller".
In 1996 Opening of the first "All Inclusive" Magic Life hotel on the Greek island Kos.
1995/1996 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life Ski Hotel in the Arlberg / Austria.
In 1994 The first "All Inclusive" Magic Life Yacht gulet sailed in Bodrum.
In 1990 He founded with his partner Oğuz Serim the Magic Life Hotels Chain and opened the first "All Inclusive" hotel, Magic Life Sarigerme.
1977-1984 Vienna University Faculty of Medicine
1969-1977 Istanbul Austrian High School
1969 he graduated from Ağrı Alpaslan Primary School.
1958-1969 he lived in Aşkale/Erzurum, Diyarbakır and Ağrı.