The Center on Conscience & War is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of conscience, opposes military conscription, and serves all conscientious objectors to war.

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Have you become a CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR since enlisting in the US Military? We can help.


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Attention Military Servicemembers

If you’re in the US military and are interested in seeking discharge or reassignment as a Conscientious Objector, we can help. We’ll work with you to navigate the complex admin process. Our services are free of charge. If you’re facing deployment, don’t wait to call us at 800-379-2679.

Military COs that CCW has helped

Voices of Conscience: Ethan Foote

“No one who supports war has to go through this level of introspection…No legal or political structure compels people to articulate why they are willing to go to war.”

Faith and Peace Groups Tell Senate Committee, Abolish the Draft, Once and for *All*

The following letter was sent to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday, July 21, 2021, ahead of a hearing during which it is expected that...

The Time is Now: Abolish the Draft Once and for *All*

If you are concerned about the rights of conscientious objectors and the Selective Service System (aka “the draft”), the time to act is right now. Congress...

CCW to Congress: Stop Stacking the Deck on Draft Registration

On May 19, 2021, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) held a hearing with members of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service. In...

“The delicacy and fragility of life hit me”: Kyle Toon’s Journey to Conscientious Objection

On International Conscientious Objectors Day, we are excited to post this interview, the first in an ongoing series of interviews with conscientious objectors...

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