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Old 06-05-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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How much influence do pacifist denominations (Mennonites, Doukhobors, etc.) have in Canada?

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CKB
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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How much influence do pacifist denominations (Mennonites, Doukhobors, etc.) have in Canada?

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At the moment - very little.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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In that Pacifism simply means an opposition to war and violence, then I would tend to see Canadians being more so than Americans. Canadians are known as peace keepers for a reason. But we are also known for standing up for what we believe in when the need arises. Being pacifist does not mean being passive.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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In that Pacifism simply means an opposition to war and violence, then I would tend to see Canadians being more so than Americans. Canadians are known as peace keepers for a reason. But we are also known for standing up for what we believe in when the need arises. Being pacifist does not mean being passive.
Meh than it's to easy to confuse with isolationism etc.


We simply lack the population size, to justify expanding our sphere of influence, we have enough trouble managing our nothern, and coastal borders.
America socialist structure are the military industrial, ours is healthcare, it's a somewhat difference, that greatly effects our role in the world.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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How much influence do pacifist denominations (Mennonites, Doukhobors, etc.) have in Canada?

God bless,

CKB
Though there are lots of Mennonites and Hutterites across the prairies, they to have been either relatively assimilated, in the case of a lot of Mennonites, or to stay aloof from matters not directly affecting the colony, in the case of the Hutterites.

There used to be some Doukhobors in Saskatchewan, too. Not sure whatever happened to them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Though there are lots of Mennonites and Hutterites across the prairies, they to have been either relatively assimilated, in the case of a lot of Mennonites, or to stay aloof from matters not directly affecting the colony, in the case of the Hutterites.

There used to be some Doukhobors in Saskatchewan, too. Not sure whatever happened to them.
Traditionally, Mennonites didn't vote and weren't allowed, as church members to hold political offices based on the idea that politics and religion seldom mixes well - you either compromise on the one, or for the other, you impose your beliefs on others, which goes against the Anabaptist principle of freely choosing your faith.

There are very few Mennonites who don't vote now. Some politically motivated Mennonites involve themselves in social justice issues, such as Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Hutterites don't vote or run for office and have retained more of their spiritual culture than Mennonites.

Vic "VikiLeaks`Toews is the son of a Mennonite minister. Jake Epp, former PC Minister of Health is also a Mennonite.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:04 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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In that Pacifism simply means an opposition to war and violence, then I would tend to see Canadians being more so than Americans. Canadians are known as peace keepers for a reason. But we are also known for standing up for what we believe in when the need arises. Being pacifist does not mean being passive.
Still, I think a higher percentage of Canadians would agree with the saying 'Violence is never justified, period' than Americans. Though I'm sure in both polls it would be a fairly small minority of people, probably less than 30% if not less than 20%.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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There used to be some Doukhobors in Saskatchewan, too. Not sure whatever happened to them.
They moved to southern British Columbia:

Doukhobor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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CKB
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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I thought Canada wasn't involved in most wars post WWII?

Australia, on the other hand...
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I thought Canada wasn't involved in most wars post WWII?

Australia, on the other hand...
Korea - yes

Vietnam - not really

Desert Storm (kicking Iraq out of Kuwait) - yes

Afghanistan (post Sept 11, 2001) - yes

Iraq (Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2003) - not really
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