The Principle of Non-Violence

The Principle of Non-Violence

Several years ago, Woodland Hills Church hosted a Q&A with Greg Boyd and Paul Eddy to answer questions that arose from their exploration of Anabaptism. In this short clip, they address the Anabaptist principle of non-violence, and point out that this principle goes far beyond refraining from external violence. The call to non-violence is grounded in our call to love and involves our hearts and minds. So the challenge is to cultivate peace in our thoughts and words as well as our deeds. Purging ourselves from all internal violence (toward God, ourselves, and creation) is the deeper work of peace.

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