Pacifists

Some articles on pacifists, pacifist:

Pacifist - Criticism
... Those pacifists who base their beliefs on deontological grounds would oppose such violent action, arguing that nonviolent resistance should be just as effective and with a much lesser loss of ... Pacifists may argue that military action could be justified should it subsequently advance the general cause of peace ... Still more pacifists would argue that a nonviolent reaction may not save lives immediately but would in the long run ...
Pacifism In Spain
... In the 1930s Spain became a focus for pacifist organizations including the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the War Resisters' International whose president was the British MP and Labour Party leader George Lansbury ... Prominent Spanish pacifists such as Amparo Poch y Gascón and José Brocca supported the Republicans ... Brocca argued that Spanish pacifists had no alternative but to make a stand against fascism ...
South African Resistance To War - Pacifists, Deserters and Draft Dodgers
... However this moratorium does not apply to cases of absence without leave or desertion ... In other words, although conscription is not enforced, those who deserted under the apartheid system or who failed to respond to call-ups could still, technically, be prosecuted ...
Pacifism - Government and Political Movements
... While many governments have tolerated pacifist views and even accommodated pacifists' refusal to fight in wars, others at times have outlawed pacifist ... the periods between World Wars I and World War II, pacifist literature and public advocacy was banned in Italy under Benito Mussolini, Germany after the rise of Adolf Hitler, Spain ... was denounced as cowardice indeed, Mussolini referred to pacifist writings as the "propaganda of cowardice" ...
Christian Pacifism
... Christian pacifists state that Jesus himself was a pacifist who taught and practiced pacifism, and that his followers must do likewise ... There have been various notable Christian pacifists, including Martin Luther King, Jr ... believed that adherence to Christianity meant being a pacifist and, due to governments constantly threatening or using force to resolve conflicts, this meant being an anarchist ...