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Lest we Forget: Quaker Peace Statement

Lest we Forget – Statement from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Yearly Meeting of Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Hāhi Tūhauwiri, May 2014

On the eve of commemorations of World War I, Quakers in Aotearoa New Zealand are concerned that history is not reinvented to glorify war. 333 more words

New Zealand

A College’s Denomination: The BGC and the Vietnam War, 1968-1969 (Part 4)

This is part four of a five part series. If you haven’t yet done so, you may find it helpful to read parts one4,320 more words
Pacifism

Shenanigans

 “Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please!  Brothers and sisters, never war, never war! I am thinking above all of children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, of a future; dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who can’t smile any more.”  ~Pope Francis (

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Ted Grimsrud

Sermon preached at Shalom Mennonite Congregation—July 27, 2014—1 Samuel 8:10-18; Romans 13:1-4; Mark 10:42-45

I want to talk this morning about political philosophy. Now, I don’t suppose many Mennonite preachers today—or ever—have done sermons on political philosophy. 2,987 more words

Pacifism

Christians at War: Pacifism or Isolationism?

In contrast to the pacifist resolutions of the Swedish Baptist Conference in the interwar period, junior college fostered an extremely supportive attitude toward American political institutions and foreign policy.

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World War II

Why I Am A Pacifist Despite Everything

A few mornings ago, I was sitting on my front porch with cup of coffee in one hand and a Bible in the other. As the sun began to rise and the other houses in the neighborhood became discernible, I began to think about what I would do if someone ever invaded my home with the intention of robbing or harming my family. 818 more words

Early Christian Pacifism

Christianity is a pacifist religion. Most of the early church fathers wrote that Christians should not kill or join the military, and the idea of “just wars” first developed in the late fourth century, after Constantine’s reforms. 1,875 more words

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