Quaker Quicks - Why I am a Pacifist
A call for a more nonviolent world
by Tim Gee
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Pub Date 27 Sep 2019 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2019
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Christian Alternative Books
Tim Gee tells the story of why he became a pacifist and what it means to him. Gee reflects on the lives of peacemakers past and present to provide responses to questions like “Don’t we have to hit back if we're hurt?”, “Don’t we need war to respond to evil?” and “Doesn’t religion justify wars?”. This is a critique of war, but more than that, it stakes a claim for pacifism's feminist and anti-racist qualities. This is a call for a more nonviolent world.
A Note From the Publisher
Following Maria J Stephan’s insight that overall nonviolent campaigns are twice as likely to succeed as military ones, in Tim Gee’s hands pacifism becomes the ultimate campaign, in the sense that it offers resistance not only to conventional wars but also the violence of poverty and racism, gender-based violence and inequality across the globe. Framed by the author’s personal reflections, interspersed with insights from the Quaker tradition on equality and peace, this excellent resource will encourage us to challenge our propensity to violence both as individuals and in our organisations. Henrietta Cullinan, London Catholic Worker
Tim Gee is a writer and campaigner. His first book, Counterpower, shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Prize for radical non-fiction, explored movements for change through history. He has written for The Guardian, New Internationalist and the Independent, and has worked for Friends of the Earth, Christian Aid, Quaker Peace and Social Witness. Gee lives in London, UK.