Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pacifism ... or Nonviolent Activism? - Glocal Christianity

Pacifism ... or Nonviolent Activism? - Glocal Christianity: "'I oftentimes say in public that I'm a pacifist, but I don't like the word for two reasons. One, it's just so passive, and I think Christian nonviolence is very active confrontation with violence. Second, I think the word pacifism sounds like you have a position that is somehow separate from your worship of the crucified Savior. Christian nonviolence is entailed in the very heart of what it means to worship a crucified God. So I don't like the idea that pacifism has some further implication for my belief in Jesus.' - Hauerwas"

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