Christian Non-Violence and Pacifism Philosophy | Index


The collection of articles on Christian Non-Violence and Pacifism philosophy you will find here.

Except of those pertaining to Anabaptist Christianity, which are collected altogether in a separate category.

The essence of Christian Non-Violence philosophy is probably expressed the best in short in the famous Declaration of Sentiments by William Lloyd Garrison which states:

We register our testimony, not only against all wars, whether offensive or defensive,
but [against] all preparations for war:

- against every naval ship, every arsenal, and every fortification;

- against the militia system and a standing army;

- against all military chieftains and soldiers;

- against all monuments commemorative of victory over a foreign foe, all trophies won in battle, and all celebrations in honour of military or naval exploits;

- against all appropriations for the defence of a nation by force and arms on the part of any legislative body;

- and against every edict of government requiring of its subjects military service.

Declaration of Sentiments

We cannot acknowledge allegiance to any human government; neither can we oppose any such government by a resort to physical force. We recognize but one Lord and Lawgiver, one Judge and Ruler of mankind: We are bound by the laws of a kingdom - which is not of this world, the subjects of which are forbidden to fight; - in

Christian Principles and War

An Inquiry Into The Accordance Of War With the Principles Of Christianity And An Examination Of The Philosophical Reasoning By Which It Is Defended With Observations On Some Of The Causes Of War And On Some Of Its Effects; BY JONATHAN DYMOND; 1. Causes of War | 2. Inquiry: Christianity and War | - 3. The Effects of War |

War Inconsistent With Religion of Jesus Christ

War Inconsistent With the Religion of Jesus Christ: An inspired apostle has informed us from whence come wars and fighting: They come from the lusts of men that war in their members. Ever since the fall, mankind has had naturally within it a spirit of pride, avarice, and revenge: The gospel is directly opposed to this spirit. It teaches humility,