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CCW Seeks Next Executive Director

Center on Conscience & War Executive Director Job Announcement   The Center on Conscience & War (CCW) is seeking our next executive director to steward this 84-year old organization into its next phase, while continuing to honor its rich history and...

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Free Ukrainian Pacifist and Drop all Charges!

Yurii Sheliazhenko is a prisoner of conscience, detained simply for peacefully expressing his genuine pacifist views, and should be immediately and unconditionally released and all the charges against him dropped. The Ukrainian authorities must respect the right to freedom of expression and the internationally recognized right to freedom of belief, and stop the crackdown on Yurii Sheliazhenko and the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement.

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International Conscientious Objectors Day

May 15 is International Conscientious Objectors (CO) Day! The Center on Conscience and War (CCW) invites you to join us in celebrating and honoring COs with a week of actions you can take to protect the right to conscientious objection for *all* COs - wherever they...

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President Biden: Stop Deporting Russian War Resisters!

Sign on to this letter as an organization by filling in this form.  Sign on as an individual here. Thank you! Dear President Biden, We are alarmed by the recent deportation of a Russian man seeking asylum in the US because he could not in good conscience fight in...

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Diplomacy – Not War – in Ukraine!

EMERGENCY RALLY FOR DIPLOMACY ON UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR (For more on this topic, including the status of Conscientious Objectors to this war, please see the latest issue of our newsletter,  The Reporter for Conscience' Sake) Dec. 21, 2022 Event: Rally for Diplomacy on...

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Even without a draft, Selective Service is causing harm and must be stopped

The current male-only system requires a CO to violate their most deeply held beliefs, and if they cannot do so, they are burdened for life with extra-judicial penalties, with no option to defend their beliefs and actions or to appeal their punishment. This is an injustice. The penalties for non-registrants must be overturned and SSS must be abolished!

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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.”

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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 could be taking action on the issue very soon. Questions on the future of Selective Service were raised back...

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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 its final report, the Commission recommended not only maintaining the Selective Service System, but also...

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