Statement of Nonviolence

The Pacific Life Community agrees to adhere to these guidelines for nonviolent behavior during active witness, direct actions, and citizen interventions.

  • Refuse to engage in verbal abuse or physical violence;
  • Pledge not to bring or use any drugs or alcohol other than for medical purposes;
  • Carry no weapons;
  • Refuse to retaliate if injured;
  • Maintain a spirit of openness, friendliness and respect toward police officers, court officials, and all others I encounter;
  • Share my message of peace with clarity;
  • Listen with my self fully present and alert;
  • Remain gentle, never self-righteous or hostile;
  • Keep in mind that transformation and conversion to peace must begin with my own life;
  • Sustain this discipline throughout all consequences, even under arrest.

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