Joseph Kip Kosek at the Library of Congress

Acts of ConscienceThe Library of Congress has recently posted a video of Joseph Kip Kosek discussing his recent book Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy.

Here is a description of the talk from the Library of Congress:

According to Kosek, in response to the massive bloodshed that defined the 20th century, American religious radicals developed an effective new form of nonviolent protest, one that combined Christian principles with new uses of mass media. Greatly influenced by the ideas of Mohandas K. Gandhi, these “acts of conscience” included sit-ins, boycotts, labor strikes and conscientious objection to war. Beginning with World War I and ending with the ascendance of Martin Luther King Jr., Kosek traces the impact of radical Christian pacifists on America.

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