Bringing it up to date
Howard was well aware that pacifism is not passive but involves actively making the case for peace. Today Quakers and others campaign against war, the arms trade and military power.
From 30 August to 5 September 2014, anti-war campaigners in Newport will speak out against an international summit held there by NATO. You can find out more about the planned protests at http://stopwar.org.uk/events/national-protests-no-new-wars-no-to-nato-protests#.U7A9X_l38Yx.
Howard's campaigning against the war is a reminder that pacifism is not passive. Indeed, it often leads to conflict.