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Nonviolence Pledge By Dr. MLK, Jr.

1. Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.

2. Remember always that the non—violent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory.

3. Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.

4. Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.

5. Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.

6. Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.

7. Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.

8. Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.

9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.

10.Follow the directions of the movement and of the captain on a demonstration.

via Commitment Card by Martin Luther King, Jr..

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One comment on “Nonviolence Pledge By Dr. MLK, Jr.

  1. When I first saw this, I was most struck by no.2 (3, 7, 8 support it). Seek reconciliation not victory. We are trying to win hearts. People are not our enemy. We need to speak the truth in love and lead them to revelation. We cannot give them more truth than they have grace to receive.

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