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  • Pacificism is the general ethical opposition to war or violence, except in cases where force is deemed absolutely necessary to advance the cause of peace. By pacificism' I mean the advocacy of a peaceful policy; by pacifism' (a word invented only in the twentieth. — “Pacificism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Like other Quaker testimonies, it is not a "belief", but a description of committed Quakers' original refusal to bear arms has been broadened to embrace. — “Peace Testimony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • "Pacificism is the idea that some wars are necessary to advance the cause of peace, one step beyond conditional pacifism, but not quite at the level of defencism , which is the theory that all defensive wars and acts of deterrence are inherently just. — “Talk:Pacificism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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