I pledge to:
1. affirm TRUTH:
I will seek out the truth and speak the truth in a spirit of nonnegotiable civility;
2. affirm AWARENESS:
I will explore three different kinds of injustice that the new administration wants to reinforce, and, for each kind of injustice, I will engage in at least one action that seeks (in one way or another) to get us back on track;
3. affirm DIVERSITY:
I will reach out to at least five people who are significantly different from me (in terms of race, class, political affiliation, ability, and so on) in a spirit of curiosity and friendship, to find out about the life experiences that have made them who they are, and to share mine;
4. affirm SERVICE:
I will get clear about the personal strengths that are uniquely mine, and I will find ways to offer them up in the service of humanity;
5. affirm SPIRIT:
I will memorize a prayer or poem that grounds my practical actions in a spirituality of love and justice;
6. affirm SUSTAINABILITY:
I will strive to balance work for peace and justice with enjoyment of the things in life that are good and beautiful.
I pledge to do these six things as my way of contributing to the ongoing work of love and justice in 2017.