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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
.
Aldous Huxley
pacifism - briefing notes
| our common home what a better world would look like
| culture of peace
| pacifism - what's it all about
| nonviolence
| people for peace - short biographies
|
on war and morality 
20th century pacifism 
| nonviolence in World War Two 
| a dialogue - a light hearted dialogue
perspective 
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
   
   
dunsbury

 

 

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