To ensure continued progress toward a world of peace, justice, and dignity for all, I HEREBY PLEDGE with love and determination that, for as long as required and as long as I am able, I will:
PROTECT my home, Planet Earth, by RESISTING attitudes and actions that compromise the living systems that sustain all Life;
PROTECT the social fabric of my country by RESISTING attitudes and actions that marginalize others through prejudice, scapegoating, or other forms of hatred and division;
PROTECT and strengthen the security of my country by RESISTING violence and militarization, especially in the mass media and our cultural and educational institutions; and
LEARN nonviolence principles and practice them in all available forms, constructive and obstructive, as a guiding principle in my own life and the way to resolve these issues permanently and well, for all concerned.
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Resistance to discrimination is necessary to affirm equality.
Nonviolence leading by example always.
With all my heart.
Thank you for your very needed presence and work!
George Lakey: Strateby for a Living Revolution:
Bill Moyer(NOT the PBS GUY!) MAP (Movement Action Plan) Model of Conducting Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns and Demonstrations
The Global Nonviolent Action Database: : http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/
The Albert Einstein Institute: http://aeinstein.org/
Count me in!
The struggle for swaraj continues and satyagraha lies ready to help us accomplish it. We need to better understand and better become satyagrahis.
Love this! WE are on the same page….thanks for such a beautiful model!
[…] By Michael Nagler with the Metta Center for Nonviolence […]
This pledge is a call to action, a call to arms. That is, the arms of the Hug, embracing social, economic, and environmental justice for all life.
This is a lifetime pledge, and made before in other forms, but I’m glad to renew it now in this time.
Let’s keep building cooperation with nonviolence, and noncooperation with violence!
I have followed many non violate leaders and activists in the 60’s and they are either dead, killed or silenced but for me I know the seed of nonviolent activism still burns for those still left. Maybe the burn can be passed on.
“Respect existence or expect resistance,” my favorite sign from the women’s march, about sums it up, for me!
Thank you for your work.
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