PAVE Coalition

 

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The PAVE Coalition was developed to foster community education and social change by urging Springfield citizens to recognize the importance of peaceful relationships and values. By taking the PAVE pledge, the community is vowing to embrace those elements of peace in their daily lives and carry them into the future. The goal of PAVE is to recognize the dignity and worth of every human being, and to promote peace and harmony among all people, regardless of apparent or perceived differences. Visit the PAVE Facebook page to get current updates on the initiatives of this group.

PAVE Proclamation

To the extent that the citizens of Springfield, Ohio desire human security and to develop a culture of peace,

And Whereas:

  • Economic security requires an assured basic income from productive work,
  • Food security requires the physical and economic access to basic food,
  • Health security aims to guarantee minimum protection from diseases and unhealthy life styles,
  • Environmental security aims to protect people from the short and long-term ravages of natural threats and environmental deterioration,
  • Personal security aims to protect people from physical violence and predation,
  • Community security aims to protect people from the loss of mutual respect and social caring as well as ethnic violence,
  • Political security is concerned with the right of people to live in a society that honors their basic human rights,

And Whereas: an awareness of non-violent principles and practices is a powerful way to heal and transform our lives and communities, to recognize the dignity and worth of every human being, and to promote peace and harmony among all people regardless of apparent or perceived differences;

And Whereas: a culture of peace is determined by the citizens of each community,

And Whereas: we will benefit from democratic participation

And Whereas: we intend to foster a culture of peace through education and action,

We do hereby and urge Springfield citizens to recognize the importance of peaceful relationships and values, and vow to embrace those elements in their lives during this week of recognition and carry them through into the future.

PAVE Partners

  • Clark County Child Advocacy Center
  • Clark County Mental Health Recovery Board
  • Clark County Peace Alliance
  • Combined Health District, Home Visitation Program
  • Equality Springfield
  • Highlands United Church of Christ
  • Project Woman
  • Rocking Horse Center
  • St. John Evangelical Baptist Church
  • Springfield City Schools
  • Springfield Fire Rescue Division
  • Springfield Foundation
  • Springfield Prosecutor’s Office / Municipal Court
  • Urban Light Ministries / Fatherhood Initiative
  • Wellspring
  • Wittenberg University
  • Zonta Club of Springfield