Statements: On Conscience

Adventist

Advent Christian Church Article XI We believe that war is contrary to the spirit and teachings of our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ; that it is contrary to the spirit of true brotherhood; and that our influence should be used against it. We believe the Bible also...

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American Ethical Union

Resolution, for Protection of Rights of Moral-Ethical Conscientious Objectors Whereas, The American Ethical Union has, in the last decade, consistently opposed all statutory and administrative restrictions which granted conscientious objector status only to...

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American Humanist Association

Many humanists have reached the conclusion that any war and the participation in any armed conflict is morally unjustifiable. Others have concluded that only wars of aggression must be opposed. The American Humanist Association believes that both are equally...

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Baha’i

1351. Baha'is Cannot Voluntarily Enlist Where Subject to Taking Human Life "Baha'is cannot voluntarily enlist in any branch of the Armed Forces where they would be subject to orders to engage in the taking of human life." (From a letter of the...

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Baptist

AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES—USA Resolution on Christian Conscience and Military Service All persons are created in the image of God and owe their first allegiance to God. All persons have the responsibility to read and interpret the scriptures and to reflect on their...

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Bible Students

The Association of Bible Students - Bible Students General Convention Whereas, The Congress of the United States has enacted a conscription law and this law affects the young men and the young women of our fellowship who adhere to the context of this resolution and...

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Brethren

Brethren in Christ Church 10th EDITION SEGMENT The Brethren In Christ Church stated in its position on peace in detail at the General Conference of 1976 when it adopted a “Position Paper on Church, War and Respect for Human Life.” Following is an...

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Bruderhof Communities

Position on War and Military Service The Bruderhof is a historical peace church rooted in the Anabaptist tradition of the 16th century. As a matter of personal conviction, no member of the Bruderhof has ever taken part in war or military service of any kind. The...

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Buddhism

Fifteen years ago, a notorious Thai Buddhist monk told the Bangkok press that "it is not sinful to kill a communist." He later modified his statement, saying, "to kill communism or communist ideology is not a sin." He claimed that he did not...

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Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church

It is the faith and belief of Christ's Sanctified Holy Church that its members should take "No Part" in war, but endorse the peace treaty, and believe that all controversies and difficulties between nations should be settled by counsel and...

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