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Presbyterians and Peacemaking: Are We Now Called to Resistance?

Developed by members of the Advisory Council in Church and Society for study and response as part of a policy development in preparation for the 199th General Assembly (1987), Presbyterians and Peacemaking: Are We Now Called to Resistance? examines the concept of resistance as a “stance of faith” embodied in Biblical and historical precedents. It also explores questions surrounding the usefulness of traditional just war criteria in the nuclear age; withholding of taxes as an expression of resistance to military policy; non-violence as an instrument of social change and non-compliance with selective service.