1887 Quakers on War (and Peace)

from Declaration of Faith issued by the Richmond Conference of Friends in 1887:

We feel bound explicitly to avow our unshaken persuasion that all war is utterly incompatible with the plain precepts of our divine Lord and Law-giver, and the whole spirit of His Gospel, and that no plea of necessity or policy, however urgent or peculiar, can avail to release either individuals or nations from the paramount allegiance which they owe to Him who hath said, “Love your enemies.” (Matt 5:44, Luke 6:27)

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