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" The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it... Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence... Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mend was born because of the growing needs for proactive peace, alternatives to violence, and hope for the future.

 

 

 

  

PLEDGE OF NONVIOLENCE

Making peace must start within ourselves and in our families.

I pledge to commit myself as best I can to become nonviolent and peaceable in every aspect of my life:

To Respect Myself 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 made amends when I 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 Play Creatively

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 my pledge. These are my goals.

 

Last Articles

Inter-cultural Dialo...

Deepening cultural dialogue and understanding A growth in inter-cultural understanding and respect is fundamental to the resolution of innumerable global and regional challenges. Often the growth...

Civil resistance

 Civil resistance Evaluate Palestinian methods and possibilities for resistance to occupation. Civil resistance and the role of the public. “Resistance, Mindsets and Transformation: The need to...

The four lessons of ...

The four lessons of Gaza The Israeli army's display of overwhelming force in Gaza during the three-week war of 2008-09 has not achieved its...

The Psychological Ba...

The Psychological Barriers to Peace: Curiosity is more Interesting than Blame(Presentation at the Conference: Annapolis One Year Later, November 2008) The psychological barriers I shall talk...

Why Human Security I...

Vol.15 No.3 2008 / Human Security       Why Human Security Is Relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict     Reframing “security” as “human security” can clear the path for a genuine...

Last NEWS

Volume 3, Issue 4

What nonviolence means to me By Suha Waleed Lahlooh in Jenin.I took my MA in Management at Al Quds University....

Volume 3, Issue 3

What nonviolence means to me By Yacoub al-Rajoub, co-ordinator, Izarriya. Interviewed and translated by Roxanne Tremblay. Nonviolence has become a...

Volume 3, Issue 2

What Nonviolence means to me… Interview with Sima Onbos, from the Tul Karem Refugee campThe interview was conducted in Sima’s...

Volume 3, Issue 1

“RHYTHMS of PALESTINE”On Thursday, April 24th 2008, 7.30pm, MEND UK presents ”Rhythms of Palestine”, featuring acclaimedPalestinian singer and oud player,...

Volume 2, Issue 3

Promoting nonviolence in Gaza – an appealDear friends, I am sure you have been saddened by the recent violence in...

Volume 2, Issue 2

My experience with MEND Takanobu NAKAHARA, International Public Relations, MEND Palestine About two months have passed since I came to...

Volume 2, Issue 1

Touring Palestine By Gillian Mosely, Trustee of Mend UK Last autumn I spent some time with MENDERS from allover the...

Volume 1, Issue 2

MEND in Transition By Adel Ruished, Board Member, MEND Palestine When MEND was first established 8 years ago, the vision...

Volume 1, Issue 1

In this issue: New Trustees and Volunteers at MEND UK International Day of Peace MEND Marathon Runner Mark Calder Palestinian Refugees in the UK   MEND...

Recent Projects...

          In January of 2010 MEND concluded its video

conferencing  project for the promotion of active

nonviolence. Through a series of about 40 meetings ..

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Events

All Mend Event , upcoming events and recent events that we participate.

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Activists Talk

The Active Nonviolence Network is largely located in the more well-know cities of the West Bank such as 

Hebron, Jericho, Ramallah, and Nablus. Izariyya, the site of Biblical Bethany, is probably the smallest and 

least-known location in which the eight network centres are based...

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الديمقراطية ليست استفتاء بالأغلبية ، فلو استُفتي الأمريكيون لظل السود عبيدا

 

 

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Progress & Changes    

 Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. 

 

George Bernard Shaw

العنف يهدم الإصلاح         

كل إصلاح يفرض بالعنف لا يعالج الداء، إن الحكمة أن تبتعد عن العنف! 

 

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