Pacifism is opposeetion tae war, militarism, or violence. The wird pacifism wis coined bi the French peace campaigner Émile Arnaud (1864–1921) an adoptit bi ither peace activists at the tent Universal Peace Congress in Glesga in 1901.[1]

A peace sign, which is widely associated wi pacifism


  1. The Abolition of War: the Peace Movement in Britain, 1914–1919 by Keith Robbins. University of Wales Press, 1976. ISBN 978-0-7083-0622-2 (p.10).