In compliance with the will of her Founder, the church of Christ is a social institution that is founded absolutely on total nonviolence. Therefore, a follower of Christ may never resort to violence nor believe that violence serves the interests of the kingdom of God. In every situation, the weapon of the true Christian is and remains, in compliance with the teaching and example of Christ, solely total nonviolence which acts through love and is love’s crowning achievement. Even the enemy is not excluded from the loving actions of the servant of Christ. Therefore, no true Christian who lives by the love of God and, therefore, practices love of neighbor may make him or herself available to commit acts of violence, such as occur during every war. The mission of the leaders in the Church of Christ, as well as of the faithful in their care, is to prepare the peace. This means that they should teach nonviolence and train their faithful to boycott war, which is the embodiment of the most brutal use of violence.
You Shall Not Kill (1944)
*Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.
*A person can neither evaluate as true or false, nor choose to live, an idea that he or she has never heard.