Pilgrimages

Pilgrimages are a non-violent way of expressing support or condemnation for an ideal and are a well established form of protest in many countries. What makes a pilgrimage is the destination, and the need for travel. By choosing a location important to the cause at hand, protestors (or supporters) are able to raise awareness of the issue by traveling to that location en masse. The amount of travel required can vary from days to months. A pilgrimage is most effective when it achieves its goal of raising awareness for its purpose, and to do that it must be properly announced and organized for any who might wish to undertake the journey.
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Motorcades

Today there are many examples of violence used in protesting, and this is not a way we will be able to make things change. A simple, non-violent protesting method we can use is motorcades. A motorcade is a convoy of many cars, usually all protestors, who will advertise their cause on a busy street or area. This can often be very effective, and your message can reach many ears in such a short amount of time. Continue reading

Parades

Causes, political parties and charities have a similar goal; recruit people to their side of the fence through information and facts. There are several ways to achieve this goal while showing support for your cause and generate buzz without violent actions. Choosing non-violent actions such as parades or marches allows you to get the word out for the cause without falling into the trap of violence. Violence does nothing but taint the cause you are supporting and create a never-ending loop of even more violence. Deciding on a peaceful parade does not mean you are not passionate about your cause. On the contrary, non-violent actions show just how serious you take your stance and how important it is for you to show your support without antagonizing your opponents.
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Marches

Protest or peaceful marches have been taken place in the U.S. since the latter part of the 1800s. Marches are formed to bring attention to some form of injustice to individuals, a group, or an organization. Annual protest marches are formed to keep the memory of past protest leaders and the memory of past unresolved injustices fresh in the public’s mind. Further goals to mobilize people include taking action through a mass situation and to bring attention or publicity to a cause or an organization which is perceived as causing physical, mental, or social harm.
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Religious Processions

Religious procession is a procession that is led by religious leaders. Usually there are relics or other religious items and religious symbols carried prominently in the procession. A procession is a group of people who follow a designated path, usually through local streets, to a common ending point. The ending point is usually not significant to the cause being supported by the religious procession. Many religions include specific guidelines for various types of processions in their rites.
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