an introduction to pacifist ideas and action
AUTHOR: Eds Cyril Wright and Tony Augarde
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What is ‘pacifism’? Pacifism means different things to different people. It can mean opposition to war, or opposition to all kinds of violence, or simply a refusal to join the armed forces. It can involve nonviolently resisting all forms of oppression and injustice. And it can include the very positive desire to create a peaceful society by behaving peacably now. There is no way to peace - peace is the way. This book explores the different meanings of pacifism and its implications for a wide range of subjects: from politics to education; from human rights to disarmament. It describes some pacifist actions and the lives of some influential peacemakers. Contributions from a variety of people show that we can approach pacifism from a number of different perspectives. But we need to approach it and understand it, because pacifism may offer an alternative to a world constantly engaged in wars and conflicts. This book is the ideal introduction to a subject which deserves to be better understood.