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Activism

A doctrine or practice that emphasises vigourous non-violent action as a force to meet political ends.
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The tradition of campus autonomy in the state described by (Gade, 1993) has been modified in recent years by the Board's more activistic agenda and its efforts to address issues as a collectivity or system of institutions.
Is there an activistic bias in the usual notions of"free will" that causes us to overlook our wholly passive yet willing complicity in sin?
The REC may think that the Alliance is too broad, vague, without a clear confessional basis, too political and activistic.
Much could be said about these passages, especially in relation to the activistic terminology that here has become transferred from the sphere of subjectivity to the work of art itself (something which will sever the connection between art and the faculty of imagination, as Heidegger himself remarks).
The Rainforest Alliance (a New York City-based organization not to be confused with the more activistic Rainforest Action Network) likes to think of itself as an education and policy organization driven by science.
James McCracken analyzes how the emerging nationalist movement in Malawi found allies in activistic Scottish Presbyterian missionaries who lobbied the British government for native political rights in the mid-twentieth century.
In the case of Jones and Laubach, both ardent and activistic pacifists, although they maintained the absoluteness of Jesus Christ, they sa w the spirit of Christ operating within other religions as well.
The most serious barriers to evangelical mission history are the tendency toward hagiography among evangelicals, for whom missionary biography is primarily a source of spiritual inspiration, and the activistic orientation that provides support for missions but considers historical analysis to be a waste of time.