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Pacifism, which literally refers to making peace (from pace and facere) is often mistakenly understood as passivity.
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|What is called the utopian dream of pacifism is in fact a practical policy
– indeed the only practical, the only realistic policy that there is.
|pacifism - briefing notes
| our common home what a better world would look like
| culture of peace
| pacifism - what's it all about
| people for peace - short biographies
| on war and morality
| 20th century pacifism
| nonviolence in World War Two
| a dialogue - a light hearted dialogue
| conscientious objection
| dialogue on power - churchill and gandhi
| a century of action for peace
| pacifism and philosophy
| pacifism in britain in World War Two
selection of books on pacifism
Peace Pledge Union - brief pictorial history for 75th anniversary
Gun scuplture outside the United Nations building in New York
|Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Martin Luther King