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.
Military COsHave you become a CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR since enlisting in the US Military? We can help.
For Military Servicemembers
- Who is a conscientious objector in the military?
- Online CO Application Writing Tool
- Other discharges and issues: GI Rights Hotline
YouthConcerned about SELECTIVE SERVICE registration? Or, maybe you're thinking about ENLISTING in the military?
For youth thinking about the military
Peace Orgs & EducatorsResources
For Peace Orgs & Educators
- Public Education & Outreach – Invite us to do a workshop!
- Fund for Education & Training
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.
Center on Conscience & War
GI Rights Hotline
Laws & Regs by State
for Conscience' Sake
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Who is a Military CO?
Current DoD Regs
A Survey of the Americas
CCW helps those in the US seeking asylum from service in their own countries, such as when their CO applications have been denied.
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 a provision to expand the draft to women would be attached to the "must pass" National Defense...
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...
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...
“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 CCW has worked with over the years. Kyle contacted CCW in the summer of 2020, just weeks after the...