Pacifism is opposition to war, militarism, or violence. The word pacifism was coined by the French peace campaigner Émile Arnaud (1864–1921) and adopted by other peace activists at the tenth Universal Peace Congress in Glasgow in 1901. A related term is ahimsa (to do no harm), which is a core philosophy in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Jainism: Pacifism In Religious Form Jainism is an Indian religion, which prescribes a life of Pacifism and non-violence. By: Koby Howards Jainism is one of the oldest known religions, estimated to have been founded between 6th and 9th centuries B.C.E.
Difficult as it is in our current society to take a stand against pacifism as a societal or individual moral philosophy, it is clear that the Jewish tradition does not favor pacifism as a value superior to all other values or incorporate it as a basic moral doctrine within Judaism.