Pledge For Nonviolence

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Commitment to Nonviolence is the broad gateway.

Nonviolence is the fulcrum. Discipline is the lever.

Here is the core message from Dr. King as he translated the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi:

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.

One Response to “Pledge For Nonviolence”

  1. Public Takeover

    Thank you vets 74. This is simple, eloquent, powerful. The reason the mighty in this world hated King, Gandhi and Jesus, is because in their light the violent illegitimacy of world rulers is plain for all to see.

    By following these precepts, we cannot do wrong. But we can confront our so-called “enemies” with the possibility for change.