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 COs

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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!