Outside of the historic “peace churches” no American religious tradition has a longer or richer peace heritage than the Disciples of Christ. Strong advocates for nonviolence were at the very origins oi the church. No other mainline denomination can claim founders who were pacifists. The earliest and most influential leaders, Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone were both pacifists. Their convictions were shared by many well_ known figures in the church’s first few decades Thomas Campbell, Phillip Fall, Raccoon John Smith, Robert Richardson, Moses Lard. Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Proctor, J.W. McGarvey and others. Throughout the history of the Disciples there have been leaders who have condemned war and violence and who have called for the practice of peace.
— Craig M. Watts, "A Disciples of Christ Peace Heritage"