Carry the Vision
A Season for Nonviolence
January 30 -- April 4, 2021
Please join us in a 64 DAY CHALLENGE!
Practice and radiate conscious character in our daily lives
By doing so, we will collectively spread a message of hope and responsibility that can only be achieved through our authentic love for the Human Family. In this process, you will be overjoyed to discover the enrichment your personal life and those of everyone around you.
Joint (Gandhi-King) Principles of Nonviolence
Nonviolence means to honor the inherent worth of every human being.
In Nonviolence we naturally seek to understand each other, build friendship and community.
Nonviolence means believing that our lives are linked together, that what we do impacts the lives of everyone we encounter.
That we are responsible to and for one another.
That we can trust one another and work toward the common good.
Nonviolence means dedicating ourselves to the fundamental rights of every human being (Justice, Equity, Equality).
Nonviolence is courageously choosing to practice compassion with our adversaries. We oppose injustice, not people.
Nonviolence means recognizing love as the power of the human spirit to triumph over injustice, inequity, suffering; a true hero’s journey of personal-social change.
Congregation Pledge of Nonviolence
Making peace must start within ourselves, in our families, and in our congregation. Each of us, guests and members of
Unity Spiritual Center , 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 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 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.
This is our pledge. These are our goals. We will check ourselves on what we have pledged once a year on (you choose the date 1 year later) so that we can help each other become more peaceable people.
"Eliminating violence, one congregation at a time, starting with our own."
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