Pacifism is not passivism. Non-violence is not inaction.
4 Key Essays
1) A Brief, Scriptural Defense of the Non-Violent Message of Jesus
2) Doesn’t Violence in the Old Testament Mean that Pacifism isn’t Biblical?
3) Jesus had his “non-violent” disciples buy swords, what’s up with that?
4) What About Hitler? The Myth of Ineffective Pacifism
Please consider reading the book Fight: A Christian Case for Non-violence by New Testament scholar Preston Sprinkle. It’s a pretty quick read, while remaining as thorough as possible in terms of interpretation and explanation in a popular-level book.
see also: The entire archive of articles on Christian Nonviolence