Take the Cease Fire Columbus Pledge

Covenant for Peace in Action from Faith-Based Leadership

  1. Proclaim that we will tolerate NO MORE SHOOTING.

    Declare peace the norm and make it so:
    • Preach for peace and against violence from our pulpits the first weekend of every month
    • Exhort our congregations to work for peace
    • Pray and speak for peace in our congregations and on the street
    • Assert a strong presence on the streets in response to every shooting in designated Cease-fire zones.
    • Counsel and support those who seek to change their lives through the provision of positive alternatives.
    • Adopt, mentor, and open safe havens for the youth in our communities.
    • Actively rally and work against guns, gun use, and gun trafficking.
    • Actively work with each other in the neighborhood and in this Task Force to continue the purposes and momentum of this day.

Community Pledge of Nonviolence (we start at home)

  1. Making peace must start within us and in our family. Each of us, members of the
  2. family, commits ourselves as best we can to become nonviolent and peaceable people:
  3. 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

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