Cleveland Non-Violence Pledge

Cleveland the City of Peace and Nonviolence (CCPNV) is a coalition of individuals, families, organizations and religious institutions in the Greater Cleveland area that seeks to explore, practice and promote Mahatma Gandhi's and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s philosophy of using nonviolence for righting wrongs and establishing a culture of humanity, justice, peace and nonviolence for the prosperity of the area.

Paramjit Singh has been working his entire life to bring these ideals to his adopted home city. Through unique and innovative partnerships with members of this coalition we can harness our collective power to:

  • Lead and facilitate events which will accelerate the on-going mission of CCPNV
  • Enroll residents of Greater Cleveland to virtually sign a Non-Violence pledge
  • Advocate to effect public policy and opinion that will make Cleveland safe and prosperous
  • Serve members of our coalition by understanding their needs and providing them support to create win-win solutions
  • Measure the progress we are making to accomplish our mission

Take a minute to watch Paramjit explain the motivation behind the Wall

Mahatma GandhiMartin Luther King Jr

The Dream of making Cleveland a city of Peace & Nonviolence is possible but You must be the change you want to see in Cleveland!


By placing my name on this Cyber Wall of Peace and Nonviolence, I pledge to:

  • Treat others the way I would like to be treated
  • Stand against hate, injustice and intolerance
  • Commit to being truthful and loving
  • Work in my daily life for justice, equality, human rights and righting wrongs using nonviolence methodology…the ideals for which Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave their lives

By signing the Pledge, you commit to work on yourself to become the change you want to see.

Mahatma Gandhi statue in Cleveland Ohio

Cleveland is unique in having an impressive statue of Mahatma Gandhi on a street named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By signing the Non-Violence Pledge and committing to these ideals, you can help Cleveland become more peaceful and prosperous.

These efforts have led to the designation of Cleveland Ohio as the 73rd Peace City in the world.

Sign the Non-Violence Pledge

Please email us with your name, city and any comments and you will be added to the Wall.

View the Cyber Wall of Non-Violence

View Sample Comments from signers of the Non-Violence Pledge

Get Involved!

Download a form and ask people to sign it. Then mail it to Paramjit Singh, 2821 Broxton Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44120 or fax it to 216-921-2093.

Cleveland designated as the 73rd Peace City in the World

Photos and Videos from the Non-Violence Pledge kickoff event on Gandhi's birthday
Featuring Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, Sudarshan Sathe, Art McKoy and others

Leon Bibb, Beachwood Mayor Gorden and others
Signing the CyberWall at 2012 Philanthropia

If you have questions about the Non-Violence Pledge, please contact us at

Thank you for working to make Cleveland a more peaceful and prosperous city.

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