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Pledge of Nonviolence

This is the Family Pledge of Nonviolence.  Links to other Pledge versions are below.

 

Family Pledge of Nonviolence

Making peace must start within ourselves and in our family.
Each of us, members of the ______________________
family, commit ourselves as best we can to become nonviolent and peaceable people:

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,
including our pets, with respect and care.

To Play Creatively
To select entertainment and toys that support our family's values and to avoid entertainment that makes violence look exciting, funny or acceptable.

To Be Courageous
To challenge violence in all its forms whenever I encounter it, whether at home, at school, at work, or in the community, and to stand with others who are treated unfairly.

This is our pledge.  These are our goals.  We will check ourselves on what we have pledged once a month on  ___________  for the next twelve months so that we can help each other become more peaceable people.

Pledging family members sign below:

_______________________

_______________________

_______________________

_______________________

_______________________

_______________________

"Eliminating violence, one family at a time, starting with our own."

 

 

The Family Pledge of Nonviolence is available in many versions and  languages.  To view and print each of the following, please click on the version or language wanted. They are in either Text or PDF format.  PDF format requires use of Acrobat Reader which is available free on the Adobe Website. Click here to download Acrobat.

You are free to make copies of the pledge as long as you keep the Institute for Peace and Justice name and contact information on the copies.

To order multiple copies ($5.00/100), add your choice the Shopping Cart or Contact Us.

A quantity of 1 = a set of 100.

 

FAVAN Manifesto

Spanish Version of FAVAN Manifesto
(Red de Familias Abogando en Contra de la Violencia)

 

Pledge of Nonviolence
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Spanish Youth Pledge (Promesa del Grupo Juvenil para Eliminar la Violencia)

Spanish School Pledge (Promesa Escolar para Eliminar la Violencia)

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