CEPAD is established on the belief and conviction that a just, peaceful, and democratic societies can be achieved by people who are conscious and aware of their civil and political rights. CEPAD is an organization dedicated to the cause of nonviolence. To CEPAD, this means commitment to justice without the use of force that destroys or causes injury to an enemy or his/her properties. We believe a movement built on nonviolence should critically analyze injustice and work to liberate both the oppressed and the oppressor.