Conscientious Objectors

Conscientious Objectors

Articles

December 7, 2006

Bishop Marc Handley Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California was arrested December 7 for blocking the front door of the San Francisco federal building to protest the deaths caused by the Iraq war.

His participation in the protest and his arrest are "just one piece of a sustained...

January 12, 2006

As the nation and the church devote this weekend to honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his civil rights achievements, Episcopal News Service offers its readers the following reprint of his "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" sermon preached March 31, 1968, at Washington National...

September 30, 2005

I had a draft number in the Vietnam years but was not drafted, watched my son as he registered for Selective Service in the Persian Gulf War and now, at age 58, have witnessed increasing anxiety over a possible draft with the Iraq war.

Over the years, Selective Service has been just out...

April 30, 2005

Nearly 80 percent of this country’s population identifies itself as Christian.  But I’m uncertain what that means these days.  It’s becoming so easy to slap on the label that its meaning is getting lost.  Perhaps Dietrich Bonhoeffer was right when he worried that the church was steadily...

November 30, 2004

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship began its 65th-year celebration on Nov. 12 with a celebratory dinner in Washington, D.C., and the unveiling of plans for “A Passion of Peace” pledge campaign with a goal of $300,000 to support new programs.

The campaign will provide funds to support...

May 1, 2003

What Do I Believe About...

War? What is conscientious objection? What types of conscientious objectors are recognized by federal law? What other types of conscientious objectors are there? Am I a conscientious objector? Why is it so important to think about this now? What about...