Statements: On Conscience

Christadelphians

Christadelphians are a religious people who are looking for the personal advent of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His divine government over all the earth. They were organized as a religious sect and became known as Christadelphians during the Civil War. Their...

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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Resolution Concerning Peace-time Draft Registration and Conscientious Objectors Whereas, Many young men of the United States and its territories, some in response to religious convictions, have chosen not to register for the draft as required by federal law; and...

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Church of Christ, Scientist

Conscience and National Service Many countries conscript citizens for a period of national service. The draft laws of a number of these countries recognize that the individual's conscience and religious convictions may affect his or her ability or willingness...

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Church of the Nazarene

War and Military Service The Church of the Nazarene believes that the ideal world condition is that of peace and that it is the full obligation of the Christian Church to use its influence to seek such means as will enable the nations of the earth to be at peace...

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Church Women United

Universal Military Training Whereas, We view with alarm the growing militarism in our country and its implications for our democratic way of life; Therefore, Be it Resolved, That we reaffirm our previous actions opposing any permanent military conscription. (An...

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Churches of God

Church of God (Anderson) Like all true Americans, we as members of the General Assembly of the Church of God meeting in regular session in Anderson, Indiana, this sixteenth day of June, 1966, view with deep concern the escalating military involvement and the...

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Episcopal

Selective Conscientious Objection Resolved, That we, as Bishops, recognize the right of a man to object, on grounds of conscience, provided he has made every effort to know all of the relevant factors involved, to participation in a particular war, even though he...

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Evangelical Covenant Church

Whereas, The Evangelical Covenant Church, assembled in the Annual Meeting, has by resolution previously taken action to affirm "the sacred privilege and obligation of each Christian to follow the dictates of his own conscience," to pledge "moral...

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Fellowship of Reconciliation

Statement of Support of the Right of Conscientious Objection The Fellowship of Reconciliation, the oldest and largest interfaith pacifist organization in the United States, has traditionally supported those courageous women and men who conscientiously object to...

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Greek Orthodox

The abhorrence of war and its accompanying tragedies is wholly supported by the spiritual and moral tenets of the Orthodox Church. Notwithstanding this, Orthodoxy has often, over its long history, found itself at the very crossroads of national and international...

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