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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Immersing himself in the lives of the conscientious objectors of Camp 56 has changed him permanently, McQuiddy said.
Religious/secular motivations among conscientious objectors to military service.
Despite a tradition of exemption for those who belonged to pacifist religious groups, those who were of no religion, non-traditional religion, or even simply of a non-pacifist faith were generally denied conscientious objector status.
25) Although the statute exempts conscientious objectors from combat service, those granted conscientious objector status must still serve the U.
Others grounded their defense of conscientious objectors in their understanding of the Baptist identity.
The Conscientious Objectors suffered for refusing to fight while millions of their countrymen were giving their lives.
He told the court it was his right to avoid combat training while he was applying for conscientious objector status.
Army last year, has said that he wants to leave the military, claiming he is a conscientious objector because Islam is a peaceful religion and his God does "not give legitimacy to the war" in Afghanistan, Iraq or elsewhere.
While serving in Iraq with the 320th Military Police Company of the US Army, Aidan Delgado's newfound adherence to Buddhism and his witness of abuses at Abu Ghraib led him to apply for and receive conscientious objector status and to later become an active participant in the anti-war movement.
The poems have been chosen from Stafford's earlier works by poet, teacher, and former Marine officer (one of the first to be honorably discharged as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War) Fred Marchant.
The early success of the conscientious objector project developed into a collaborative book project based upon the interviews.
After seven months stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, Webb decided he could no longer live with himself if he stayed in the Army, so he applied for honorable discharge as a conscientious objector (CO) under Army Regulation 600-43.
She enlisted three years ago, and in 2004 she requested conscientious objector status.
When I first joined the Army, I enlisted as a conscientious objector.
Kevin Ramirez, coordinator for the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, a group that advises and supports those in the military seeking the conscientious objector status, long ago accepted the business of the military's recruiting.