The season for non-violence starts today… January 30 – April 4. If you’re not familiar with the season for non violence, it’s a national 64-day campaign dedicated to nonviolence. The Season for non-violence was inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and runs from the dates of their departures respectively.
Here is the pledge I made :
To Respect Self and Others – To respect myself, to affirm others and to avoid uncaring criticism, hateful words, physical attacks and self-destructive behavior.
To Communicate Better – To share my feelings honestly, to look for safe ways to express my anger, and to work at solving problems peacefully.
To Listen – To listen carefully to one another, especially those who disagree with me, and to consider others’ feelings and needs rather than insist on having my own way.
To Forgive – To apologize and make amends when I have hurt another, to forgive others, and to keep from holding grudges.
To Respect Nature – To treat the environment and all living things with respect and care.
To Recreate Nonviolently – To promote athletic and recreational activities that encourage cooperation and to avoid social activities that make violence look exciting, funny or acceptable.
To Be Courageous – To challenge violence in all forms whenever I encounter it, whether at home, at work, in the congregation, or in the community, and to stand with others who are treated unfairly.
I highly recommend you visit AGNT for more information and to join us on this wonderful journey.