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.


Concerned about SELECTIVE SERVICE registration? Or, maybe you're thinking about ENLISTING in the military?

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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

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...

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!

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...

The Reporter 2020

The Little Commission that Could, but Didn’t: A Recap of the Three Year Journey of the Commission on Military, National and Public Service.