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Who should consider being a conscientious objector?

 

If you believe it is wrong to kill people, consider conscientious objection.

        You must be opposed to participation in any form of war.

        Your belief must be based on moral, ethical or religious beliefs.

        Your beliefs must be deeply held.

 

Check out some questions to see if conscientious objection is for you at

www.CenterOnConscience.org/What_Do_I.htm.

 

The military recruiters will say that there are many benefits to serving in the military, including

-  Money

-  Travel

-  College

-  Adventure

-  Training

-  Service

However, see what Sgt. Abe, the Honest Recruiter has to say at

QuakerHouse.org/documents/enlist.html.

 

Consider all the impacts of serving in the United States military or any other organization before you join. There will be psychological consequences of training and participating in combat, not to mention the risk of injury and death.

 

Your school may release names to the military for recruitment purposes.

If you want information about having your name not to be on school lists for military recruitment, here is how someone can opt out.

www.LeaveMyChildalone.org

 

If you want to go to college and need funding, fill out the FAFSA (www.fafsa.com).

 

If you want to serve your country, travel, train, and have adventure, volunteer with any of the multitude of organizations that nurture and care for people.

 

 

 

Go to Other Links in this sequence:

What is a conscientious objector?
What are alternatives in serving the United States
Who should consider being a conscientious objector?
What do others say about conscientious objection?
What do Christians and the Bible say?
What do I need to do to become a conscientious objector?
Conflict Resolution
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