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

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.

CCW Marks 80 Years of Service to Conscience with Virtual Celebration and Launch of New Press History

The virtual celebration of CCW's 80th anniversary took place on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Eighty years ago this week, as Europe was battling the Nazis and...

Are you or a loved one in the military and having concerns about being mobilized to patrol the Black Lives Matter demonstrations?

You are not alone! We are here to support you and make sure you are able to stay safe and stay true to your conscience.

CCW Brief on Commission’s Final Report

Just as the world began to shut down, the Commission on Military, National, and Public Service released its final report, with 49 detailed recommendations to...

Witnessing the Power of Conscience

Maria Santelli’s TEDx Talk, Binghamton University. Maria is the Executive Director of the Center on Conscience & War.

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Video: This Evil Thing

Excerpts from a performance during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "Governments called it "Conscription" and "the Draft" ... COs called it "This Evil Thing!""