What is the Do No Harm Pledge?
Magistrates are responsible for signing off on the three most important documents of a person’s life; their birth certificate, marriage license, and death certificate. Using religion to deny people equal protection under the law is both unconstitutional and ethically immoral.
Members of every faith tradition have the special responsibility of providing a safe space and using language that is not harmful.
Every business owner has the right to decide who they will serve. However, using religious text to violate the rights of everyday people has several negative implications, and is overall bad business.
LAWMAKERS & PUBLIC OFFICIALS
Legislators are responsible for creating laws that are put in to place to protect people’s civil rights, as well as give people the opportunity to openly express their beliefs without harming others.
Beliefs Should Not Be Weapons
Do No Harm is a national campaign of the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Our organization does work at the intersections of faith, race, and classism as it relates to the LGBTQ community. We are committed to using the Do No Harm Campaign as a means to peacefully oppose laws, institutions, and perspectives that do harm to the LGBTQ community as a whole. Do No Harm is gaining momentum in its nerve center of Charlotte, NC, and we will be using our learnings and tools to train other local communities on how to implement the campaign in their own cities and states. If you have an interest in joining the Do No Harm movement, please contact us!
RECENT CAMPAIGN NEWS
Thank you Guene for our wonderful video!
The Do No Harm Team had the priveledged opportunity to join the TFAAN Retreat participants and have them sign the pledge! We had the best experience meeting some of the most influential members of the trans* community, and allies as well.
On July 25th, the Do No Harm Outreach Team hit Idlewild Park in Matthews, NC. While we were there, we ran into Rebirth Church! They were holding their 3rd annual anniversary cookout, and many members of their congregation hopped on board with the Do No Harm Campaign. Thanks Rebirth, and Congratulations on going 3 years[…]
The Do No Harm Campaign team headed to Campus Pride’s Trans* Day of Action to get people to sign the pledge! We enjoyed our time hanging out with the campers, and truly conveying the message of what it means to Do No Harm. (In Photos) PFLAG, Diego Sanchez, Vita E., and J. Mason III!
The Freedom Center for Social Justice officially launched our “Do No Harm” Campaign on July 24th. The premise of the campaign is encouraging members of the community to commit to do no harm through interpretation of holy text or other religious writings. This includes harm caused on the basis of sexual orientation, gender expression, race[…]