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Trocmé had a privileged childhood and at a young age found a strong, personal faith that stayed with him throughout his life. What he saw of the injustice and pointlessness of war during World War I persuaded him that a life of nonviolence was the only truly Christian way. Trocmé was threatened, arrested, and forced into hiding because of his civil disobedience, but the shield of resistance wielded by the villages in the area succeeded in protecting the lives of around 2,500 Jews and other refugees. After World War II, Trocmé became a leading voice for pacifism and reconciliation, working for peace in Algeria and Morocco and serving as European secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation for about twelve years. He wrote two books, published in English as The Politics of Repentance and Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution.
What is the role of the church in politics, and what is a Christian's duty to the state? Read these insights from Trocmé, a pastor who led his rural French congregation in sheltering German Jews and resisting Nazi invaders during WWII.
Along with Pentecost, this Sunday, May 15, marks International Conscientious Objector’s Day. Trocmé reflects on Jesus’ command to “Love the Lord your God, and your neighbor as yourself.” How does this square with military service?
C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and others
A treasury of read-aloud tales selected for their spiritual value and literary integrity. Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories. Read More
In this book, you’ll encounter a Jesus you may have never met before – a Jesus who not only calls for spiritual transformation, but for practical changes that answer the most perplexing political, economic, and social problems of our time. Read More
Glen Stassen, Fuller Theological Seminary
Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary
Donald Kraybill, author, The Upside-Down Kingdom
Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School
Walter Wink, author, Jesus and Nonviolence
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