conscientious objector

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conscientious objector

A person who refuses to serve in the military due to his or her religious or ethical beliefs running contrary to violence or war. My great-grandfather was imprisoned for refusing to fight in the first World War as a conscientious objector.
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Aa While she has yet to study moral philosophy, eighteen year-old Sahar Vardi understands something basic that Kasher, Sagi and their cronies are determined to elide: conscientious concern for one's country and neighbors is intricately tied to action.
6) The Quakers also heavily influenced the creation of the first conscientious objection exemptions to military conscription.
Comparing homeschooling to conscientious objection to military service might help us to better understand the power of homeschooling to bring about social change, particularly in the area of public education.
GREAT WAR Dr Craigmile (chairman) asked him to state the grounds for his so-called conscientious objection.
This is the first joined act of Israeli conscientious objection to ever take place during ongoing peace negotiation; it is the first act of its kind in five years, but follows a long tradition of communal conscientious objection.
To be honest, the extreme conscientious objectors have always struck me as cranks," he said.
She said that others have shown that more conscientious children live longer but now they have shown that these conscientious children are also healthier at midlife.
Conscientious objection is certainly a current topic of significant importance.
By far the easiest grounds for gaining conscientious objector status in wartime are Christian beliefs.
ANTI-militarist activists in the north yesterday succeeded in forcing the military to transfer a case involving a conscientious objector from a military to a 'constitutional' court.
Another sort of divide, between patriots and conscientious objectors, has received less attention from historians.
Meanwhile the Court upheld the right of medical practitioners to claim conscientious objection, stating that it is the obligation of the state, not of the medical profession, to ensure a patient's access to medical care.
Telling Tales About Men: Conceptions of Conscientious Objectors to Military Service during the First World War.
In 2006, friends in Hawaii, who were helping me process the dueling allegiances I faced between God and country, introduced me to just war principles and selective conscientious objection (SCO).