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Pacifism:Practice and Practicality

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The Christian Attitude to War

From what you know about the Christian Faith what should

be

Christian attitude

to

war?

Slide3

The Christian Attitude to War

You will be given nine statements that describe what the Christian attitude to war and violence should be.

Christians

should…

…never use violence or do anything that enables war

…be willing to use violence to defeat evildoers

…be willing to use violence in defence of the weak or vulnerable

…always use nonviolent methods to challenge injustice

...be willing to use violence to defeat nonbelievers

…be

willing to

use violence to challenge injustice

…never do violence themselves

but be prepared to support war in a just cause

…be willing

to

use violence in self-defence

…accept that this world is violent

but stay out of fighting

Slide4

The Christian Attitude to War

In pairs/small groups sort these nine statements into a diamond ranking in order of how much you agree with them…

Agree

Disagree

Slide5

The Christian Attitude to War

You have been thinking about the ideal – what

Christians

should think

and how

they should act

.

Would your rankings change if we reflected on the reality – how

Christians

actually think and act in relation to war?

Slide6

This is Jordan.Jordan is a Christian Pacifist……what does this tell us about Jordan?

Slide7

PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

In this lesson

we are going to explore pacifism, what it is, and how it inspires people to act

Slide8

PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

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PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

Types of Pacifism

Pacifists always have an aversion to war and violence although

pacifism

comes in several forms

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PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

Absolute Pacifism

A rejection of all violence and a total refusal to fight or to do anything to support violence.

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PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

Conditional

Pacifism

A belief

that violence is always wrong but can sometimes be used when it is the lesser of two evils.

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PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

Nuclear

Pacifism

A belief that war and violence can be justified

if certain conditions are met, but nuclear war is so indiscriminate and destructive it can never be acceptable.

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PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

Active

Pacifism

Demonstrating the belief

that war and violence is wrong

by actively working for peace.

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PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

Absolute Pacifism

A rejection of all violence and a total refusal to fight or to do anything to support violence.

Conditional Pacifism

Nuclear Pacifism

Active Pacifism

Believing that violence is always wrong but can sometimes be used when it is the lesser of two evils.

A belief that war and violence can be justified if certain conditions are met, but nuclear war is so indiscriminate and destructive it can never be acceptable.

Demonstrating the belief that war and violence is wrong by actively working for peace.

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PacifismFrom the Latin Pax and Facere, meaning ‘to make peace’

Which category do you think the

people in our

case studies best fit into?

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Absolute Pacifism

Conditional Pacifism

Nuclear Pacifism

Active Pacifism

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Nonviolence

Nonviolence is a philosophy that is closely connected with Pacifism.

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Nonviolence

Nonviolence is a way of living that rejects violence but refuses to ignore violence and injustice.

Nonviolence neither fights nor does it run away from problems. Instead

it confronts and creatively challenges injustice in order to bring about change.

Nonviolence is not a quick fix but relies on patience, perseverance, and a steadfast determination to achieve change.

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Nonviolence

Famous practitioners of nonviolence include…

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Nonviolence

Some peace organisations, including Pax Christi, prefer to describe themselves as nonviolent rather than pacifist

.

Why do you think this is?