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Pacifist Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

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  • someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

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Pacifist Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Pacifism is when someone does not think war or violence is a good way to stop a fight or to get ahead of someone and move toward peace. Pacifism was encouraged in the first days of people as a whole. Conscientious objector also opposes conscription out of pacifism and conscience for peace.

Compassion (or care) for all life, human and nonhuman, is central to Hinduism, Buddhism, which was founded by Siddhattha Gotama (or Buddha), and also Jainism, founded by Mahavira. Both the Buddha and Mahavira were by birth kshatriya, the varna (social order) of soldiers and officials.



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* The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout. - Alice Walker


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  • One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero
    A new docudrama tells the story of Noor Inayat Khan — a pacifist Indian-American woman who worked as a radio operator during World War II and became essential to operations in Nazi-occupied Paris. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • Even Jimmy Carter Says We Need To Attack ISIS
    In a rare turn from his typical pacifist platform, former president Jimmy Carter publicly agreed that the government needs to attack ISIS (also known as ISIL, the Islamic State, or Da’esh). Carter’s endorsement of the kind-of war, since it’s still not clear if the military strikes are officially war or not, may be a sign Even Jimmy Carter Says We Need To Att Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • Protesters descend on British city ahead of NATO summit
    Around a thousand pacifist and anti-nuclear demonstrators marched through Newport on Saturday ahead of the NATO summit in the British city next week. Various left-wing organisations took part in the protest, including the Stop The War Coalition group and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Among the reasons protesters said they were demonstrating were NATO Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'

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