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In case you would like to know more, the findings of 15 years research have now been published in the book Bible Student Conscientious Objectors in World War One - Britain.
Written for scholars and students of War and Peace studies, for the first time in one hundred years, Bible Student Conscientious Objectors of World War One tells the story of how a small religious community in Britain made a stand against war which strengthened the resolve of a growing International brotherhood who renamed themselves 'Jehovah's witnesses' in 1931 and have eventually become the "the largest community in the world today that objects to wars."
The book contains a useful potted history of the early Bible Students in Britain up to 1916, an in depth study of the Richmond Sixteen, a named record and analysis of nearly 400 early Bible Students known to have made a stand, an explanation of how their understanding of the neutrality issue developed and how their legacy has benefitted individuals in multiple countries over the following hundred years.
Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, has commented: "Hitherto, the stand taken by Britain's International Bible Students in opposition to war has been ignored, misunderstood and even dismissed. Gary Perkins' thorough and scholarly work is an essential corrective to all of that. This pioneering work is a necessary contribution to our growing understanding of the diverse character of Britain's anti-war community during the First World War."
The book is available on Amazon books by clicking on the following link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bible-Student-Conscientious-Objectors-World/dp/1517339367/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473258435&sr=8-1&keywords=Bible+student+conscientious.