The Nonviolence of Early Followers of Christ

The 6th nonviolent article of faith says: We believe in the same nonviolence that existed in the Primitive Church: “And to those who inquire of us whence we come, or who is our founder, we reply that we are come, agreeably to the counsels of Jesus, to cut down our hostile and insolent swords into … Continue reading

a poor wayfaring man of grief

“A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” was the favorite hymn of Joseph Smith, Jr. The hymn was introduced to the LDS movement by Apostle John Taylor, who learned the hymn in 1840 as a missionary in England. On the afternoon that Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed by a mob in prison in Carthage, Illinois, on June 27, 1844 (165 years ago) the Smiths had … Continue reading

the nonviolent articles of faith

  Thirteen statements describing the fundamental beliefs of the latter day satyagraha movement both within and outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1. We believe that we are all sons and daughters of heavenly parents with a divine nature and destiny. We believe the words of our brother Jesus Christ, the Prince … Continue reading


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