Pacifist

A person who objects to warfare on moral and religious grounds. During the Civil War, thousands of people in the North and South were members of pacifist churches, especially the Society of Friends (Quakers), Mennonites, Shakers and Dunkers. Other pacifists belonged to secular organizations such as the New England Non-Resistance Society and various utopian communities.



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