The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World

The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World

• The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World was launched simultaneously on 11 November 2011 at several locations around the world.

May 25, 2011 by robertjburrowes

As of 20 December 2017: 2,270 individuals from 103 countries have signed the Nonviolence Charter pledge, and 112 organisations from 36 countries have endorsed the Nonviolence Charter.

Individuals: Signing the Charter

The Nonviolence Charter can be read and signed by individuals online: click on ‘Read Charter’ or ‘Sign Charter’ in the sidebar.

Organisations: Endorsing the Charter

To advise that an organisation endorses The Nonviolence Charter, please send the name and website of the organisation to Robert:

The endorsing organisation, together with its website, will be listed on this website on the ‘Organisations’ page.

The aim of The Nonviolence Charter is to create a worldwide movement to end violence in all of its forms. The Charter is intended to give voice to the millions of ordinary people around the world who want an end to war, oppression, environmental destruction and violence of all kinds. We hope that this Charter will support and unite the courageous nonviolent struggles of ordinary people all over the world.

As you will see, The Nonviolence Charter describes very thoroughly the major forms of violence in the world. It also presents a strategy to end this violence.

We can each play a part in stopping violence and in creating a peaceful and just world. Some of us will focus on reducing our consumption, some of us will parent our children in a way that fosters children’s safety and empowerment, some of us will use nonviolent resistance in the face of military violence. Everyone’s contribution is important and needed. We hope this Charter will be a springboard for us all to take steps to create a peaceful and just world, however small and humble these steps may be. By listening to the deep truth of ourselves, each other and the Earth, each one of us can find our own unique way to help create this nonviolent world.


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The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World was posted on 25 May 2011

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