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Peace Problems Committee, an important standing committee of the Mennonite General Conference ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]) since 1919, with a membership varying from five at the beginning to six in 1925-39, and ten to sixteen since 1939, successor to the Military Problems Committee of 1907-19. It had a [[United States of America|United States]] and a Canadian Section 1925-55. Chairmen have been [[Loucks, Aaron (1864-1945)|Aaron Loucks]] 1919-25, E. L. Frey 1925-35, [[Bender, Harold Stauffer (1897-1962)|Harold S. Bender]] 1935-    . [[Miller, Orie O. (1892-1977)|Orie O. Miller]] was a long-time secretary 1925-53. Among the long-term Canadian members have been [[Coffman, Samuel Frederick (1872-1954)|Samuel F. Coffman]] 1925-49 and [[Martin, Jesse Bauman (1897-1974)|Jesse B. Martin]] 1929-    . The committee adopted a three point program in 1925: (1) [[Peace Education|peace]] and [[Nonresistance|nonresistance]] education in the church; (2) representation to government in matters affecting military training and service and recognition for [[Conscientious Objection|conscientious objectors]], and (3) the peace witness to other Christians. It has co-operated vigorously with the [[Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section|Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section]] to which it has belonged from the beginning in 1942. It has been an active and influential committee since 1925, and among other things has published or edited a considerable number of pamphlets and books on peace and nonresistance. It has sponsored several important study conferences.
 
Peace Problems Committee, an important standing committee of the Mennonite General Conference ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]) since 1919, with a membership varying from five at the beginning to six in 1925-39, and ten to sixteen since 1939, successor to the Military Problems Committee of 1907-19. It had a [[United States of America|United States]] and a Canadian Section 1925-55. Chairmen have been [[Loucks, Aaron (1864-1945)|Aaron Loucks]] 1919-25, E. L. Frey 1925-35, [[Bender, Harold Stauffer (1897-1962)|Harold S. Bender]] 1935-    . [[Miller, Orie O. (1892-1977)|Orie O. Miller]] was a long-time secretary 1925-53. Among the long-term Canadian members have been [[Coffman, Samuel Frederick (1872-1954)|Samuel F. Coffman]] 1925-49 and [[Martin, Jesse Bauman (1897-1974)|Jesse B. Martin]] 1929-    . The committee adopted a three point program in 1925: (1) [[Peace Education|peace]] and [[Nonresistance|nonresistance]] education in the church; (2) representation to government in matters affecting military training and service and recognition for [[Conscientious Objection|conscientious objectors]], and (3) the peace witness to other Christians. It has co-operated vigorously with the [[Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section|Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section]] to which it has belonged from the beginning in 1942. It has been an active and influential committee since 1925, and among other things has published or edited a considerable number of pamphlets and books on peace and nonresistance. It has sponsored several important study conferences.
 
 
 
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Peace Problems Committee, an important standing committee of the Mennonite General Conference (Mennonite Church) since 1919, with a membership varying from five at the beginning to six in 1925-39, and ten to sixteen since 1939, successor to the Military Problems Committee of 1907-19. It had a United States and a Canadian Section 1925-55. Chairmen have been Aaron Loucks 1919-25, E. L. Frey 1925-35, Harold S. Bender 1935-    . Orie O. Miller was a long-time secretary 1925-53. Among the long-term Canadian members have been Samuel F. Coffman 1925-49 and Jesse B. Martin 1929-    . The committee adopted a three point program in 1925: (1) peace and nonresistance education in the church; (2) representation to government in matters affecting military training and service and recognition for conscientious objectors, and (3) the peace witness to other Christians. It has co-operated vigorously with the Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section to which it has belonged from the beginning in 1942. It has been an active and influential committee since 1925, and among other things has published or edited a considerable number of pamphlets and books on peace and nonresistance. It has sponsored several important study conferences.


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Peace Problems Committee (Mennonite Church)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Sep 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peace_Problems_Committee_(Mennonite_Church)&oldid=76920.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Peace Problems Committee (Mennonite Church). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peace_Problems_Committee_(Mennonite_Church)&oldid=76920.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 130. All rights reserved.


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