Writings on Christian Nonresistance and Pacifism from Anabaptist-Mennonite Sources

Nonresistance is a central practice for the Anabaptist heritage of Christian witness and discipleship.  At this location, there are links to writings by Anabaptist-Mennonite writers on the subject of nonresistance which are currently available on the World Wide Web. These writings exhibit a range of perspectives among Mennonites: from conservative dualism between church and state to activist antagonism toward state-sponsored violence. Numerous denominations of Mennonites are represented here. While the texts below are limited to the themes of nonresistance and pacifism, the most recent systematic expression of faith for Mennonite Church USA is Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective.

Confessional Statements


Theological and Biblical Studies


Church Life and History


Communication and Conflict


Social and Political Analysis


Sermons and Songs


Links to Other Sites with Collected Writings

created and maintained by Gerald J. Biesecker-Mast
last updated March 9, 2005