conscientious objector


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conscientious objector

A person who refuses to serve in the military due to 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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Three nurses were also interviewed, but they were not included in this analysis; despite identifying as conscientious objectors, they participated in abortion procedures, and thus their experiences were different from those of physician conscientious objectors.
Curator Matt Brosnan said the experiences of conscientious objectors were a key part of what vocal opponents of war went through over the past century.
Naturalized Canadians born in enemy countries who had settled in Canada after 1902 lost their right to vote, and conscientious objectors were also disenfranchised.
The conscientious objectors worked 8 1/2-hour shifts, six days a week, without pay except a $2.
The above sections have outlined the argument for why conscientious objector status can be extended to homeschooling.
A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR WAS REQUIRED to register for the draft, complete a questionnaire, and have his request for IV-E status ruled on by his local draft board.
I recognise that the status of the Conscientious Objectors is controversial, especially for families who lost relatives in the war, and I'm not entirely sure what is the most appropriate way of doing it.
For the most part the conscientious objector was viewed as "unintelligent unimaginative, and obdurate" (148).
A conscientious objector, Birky didn't believe in killing another human being, but he did believe in serving his country.
For example, the narrative of 'war enthusiasm', which the author describes and dissects as an idealised image of public opinion in 1914 and the success of voluntary recruiting, the limits of which are clearly shown in the need for conscription in 1916 (which in turn created the legal category of conscientious objector to military service, or to combatant service).
Army to deny Muslim soldier, Naser Abdo's request for conscientious objector status, accusing him of 'treason' and urging the military to punish him to the full extent of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Twelve years later, its star Lew Ayres refused to fight in World War Two, declaring himself a conscientious objector.
The story according to Shirar is a fictional account based on a 1918 court-martial of a conscientious objector at Fort Caswell in North Carolina.
The Shakers strove to persuade President Abraham Lincoln to grant them conscientious objector status during an era drenched in American blood; and they grieved with the nation when an assassin's bullet ended Lincoln's life far too soon.
4) The court held that the decision of the Department of the Army Conscientious Objector Review Board (Board) was without a basis in fact because the Board lacked hard, reliable, articulable facts for denying the claim.