David Grant has written 12 books on New Zealand history with a 13th, a biography of former Prime Minister Norman Kirk, to be published in March 2014.
He has written two other books on pacifism and conscientious in New Zealand. They are Out In The Cold: Pacifists and Conscientious Objectors in New Zealand During World War Two (1986), and Field Punishment No 1: Archibald Baxter, Mark Briggs and New Zealand’s Anti-Militarist Tradition (2008).
Christian pacifists opposed all war, at all times irrespective of political developments. They shared a core and absolute belief, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, that war was a moral and ethical sin.
In March 1936, Wellington Methodist Minister Ormond Burton and his circuit steward A C Barrington established the Christian Pacifist Society of New Zealand. This is it's history.