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pacifist, pacificist, disarmeradjective
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
pacifist(a), pacifistic, dovishadjective
opposed to war
A person whose strong belief in pacifism causes him/her to refuse to participate in military activities, especially one who refuses to be drafted into the armed forces.
One who loves, supports, or favours peace; one who is pro-peace.
One who avoids violence.
One who opposes violence and is anti-war.
Pacifism is the opposition or resistance to war, militarism (including conscription and mandatory military service) or violence. Pacifists generally reject theories of Just War. The word pacifism was coined by the French peace campaigner Émile Arnaud and adopted by other peace activists at the tenth Universal Peace Congress in Glasgow in 1901. A related term is ahimsa (to do no harm), which is a core philosophy in Indian Religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. While modern connotations are recent, having been explicated since the 19th century, ancient references abound. In modern times, interest was revived by Leo Tolstoy in his late works, particularly in The Kingdom of God Is Within You. Mahatma Gandhi propounded the practice of steadfast nonviolent opposition which he called "satyagraha", instrumental in its role in the Indian Independence Movement. Its effectiveness served as inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr., James Lawson, Mary and Charles Beard, James Bevel, Thich Nhat Hanh, and many others in the civil rights movement.
A pacifist is a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable and advocates for peaceful solutions as alternatives. They reject the use of physical violence to resolve disputes, often promoting non-violent actions such as negotiation, mediation or protest instead. The philosophy is based on the belief that human life is inherently valuable and that harming another person is morally wrong.
The numerical value of pacifist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of pacifist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
He who cherishes the values of culture cannot fail to be a pacifist.
If people have to put labels on me, I'd prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.
We hope that in military cooperation with Japan, Australia will take into full account this historical context and take into consideration also the feelings of Asian countries because of that history, we hope that Australia will take concrete actions to support the peaceful development of Japan and Japan's efforts to uphold its pacifist constitution and not the opposite.
The govt changed the interpretation of the constitution last year, which in itself is against the constitution. 200-300 experts have said that this is unconstitutional. for the last 70 years Japan has been known as a pacifist nation, it hasn't sent troops outside (of the country) expect in humanitarian roles. This (proposed change) is against the way our security policy has been set up, it will damage the way Japanese people and country is viewed. It will damage the view of Japanese as a diplomatic nation.
I am not a pacifist: I supported the war in Afghanistan, I supported President Clinton's effort to deal with ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, I support air strikes in Syria, i happen to believe from the bottom of my heart that war should be the last resort.
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