Nine Principles – Pledge For Nonviolence

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Pledge For Nonviolence

1. As you prepare for Occupy Wall Street, please open yourself to life, love and the blessings of faith, hope, and charity.
2. Refrain from violence of fist, tongue and heart.
3. Walk and talk in the manner of love; for truth and love are the core of life, neither ambition nor the temptations of control.
4. Sacrifice personal wishes that all might be free.
5. Observe with friends, with false friends and with your foes the ordinary rules of courtesy.
6. Perform regular service for others and the world.
7. Pray or simply ask within to be moved so that all men and women might be free.
8. Remember that nonviolence seeks Justice and Reconciliation – not victory.
9. Strive to be in good spirits and in good health. We are the 99% and we must go in peace.
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(Adapted from Dr. M.L. King, Jr.)

4 Responses to “Nine Principles – Pledge For Nonviolence”

    • vets74

      Please, if you can, spread this around.

      The original was a signed document, usually produced on smelly ditto machines. The plan with OWS is to have it printed on 4′x10′ vinyl banners for use at the head of each Occupy protest.

      Nonviolence is also a protection. We would like to see this practice become a custom by the time of the large events in spring and summer.

      Thank you.

  1. jes

    sorry this is ot, but not very far off-
    marchers should carry a small 12″x18″ American flag in a ziploc bag with enogh water to keep it wet and put it over their face if they need protection from spray or gas.
    and imagine the visuals!