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Marginal Mennonite Society

Happy birthday, Bart de Ligt (July 17, 1883 – Sept. 3, 1938)! ‪#‎Pacifist‬. ‪#‎Humanist‬. ‪#‎Socialist‬ turned ‪#‎Anarchist‬. Dutch Reformed minister. Advocate for the rights of conscientious objectors. In 1910 he was appointed pastor of the Reformed Church in Nuenen, Netherlands. In 1914 he joined other pastors to write “The Guilt of the Churches,” charging that the Christian establishment was complicit in the events that produced World War I. In 1918 he left the pastorate because his universalist world-view made it difficult for him to consider himself specifically a Christian. In 1921 he founded the International Anti-Militarism Bureau (IAMB). Author of “The Conquest of Violence: An Essay on War and Revolution” (1938). Born in Schalkwijk, Netherlands. Died in Nantes, France.

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