Day 60 ~ March 31 ~ Witnessing
“I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” ~ Elie Wiesel
Those who practice nonviolence cannot close their eyes to injustice or cruelty. We are here to be a witness for justice and compassion. Those who practice nonviolence look at injustice or cruelty and know that it is possible for the situation to be different. You can stand up for truth by your presence, your words and your actions, and by doing so, make a difference.
Starting today, I will no longer deny or turn my back on injustice, inequity, intolerance, or cruelty of any kind. There is no going back.
Those who practice nonviolence look at injustice or cruelty and think, it is possible for this situation to be different. When you see injustice, what can you say or do to bring about a peaceful change?
Trisha Danielle Ko Sia, age 10, Philippines
Peace Pals International
Action for Teens
Practitioners of nonviolence are motivated to act when they witness injustice. The question becomes, what can you do to bring about a peaceful change? How can you stand up for peace in your life?
Action for Children
When you see someone doing something wrong you have some choices. One choice is to tell a trusted adult what you have witnessed.
“That which we witness, we are forever changed by, and once witnessed we can never go back.” ~ Angeles Arrien
“Witnessing a selfless act brings tears to remind us how we should be treating others.” ~ Bryant McGill
“When the lives and the rights of children are at stake, there must be no silent witnesses.” ~ Carol Bellamy