Core Convictions for Engaged Pacifism

The term “pacifism” is used quite often for many things—though generally without definition.  I believe “pacifism” is a great term and a great ideal when properly understood.  In the essay, “Core Convictions for Engaged Pacifism,” I spell out how pacifism works well as an orienting point.

The essay can be read here.

The background issue that was in my mind as I wrote was how pacifists might engage in resisting evil in our world. I argue that pacifism provides a perspective that helps us work at resisting evil without creating additional evils. I write in a Christian context, but actually believe that people who aren’t Christians should be able to affirm just about all of the eight core convictions I discuss.

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