Welcome to Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy
" 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
La violence est l'arme des faibles
العنف سلاح الضعفاء
feel so honored that we are able to help men and women from all over the Middle East, and we are humbled by
the commitment and kindness that they have shown this organization.
L'injustice appelle l'injustice ; la violence engendre la violence
democracy lead us to peace and stability
" 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 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 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.
الحرية مصدر الديمقراطية
الديمقراطية ليست استفتاء بالأغلبية ، فلو استُفتي الأمريكيون لظل السود عبيدا
مارتن لوثر كنج
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!