The United States Selective Service System defines a conscientious objector as "one who is opposed to serving in the armed forces and/or bearing arms on the grounds of moral or religious principles." Some people have also taken the idea a step further and object not only to the idea of serving in the military, but also refuse to support it by paying taxes that fund wars and the military.
Catholic Peace Fellowship
Offers practical and pastoral support to soldiers and veterans who are struggling with the contradiction between their own participation in war and their conscience.
Center on Conscience & War
Established in 1940 the Center on Conscience and War works to protect and extend the rights of conscientous objectors, provides GI Rights counseling, and works against the military draft and draft registration. The Center opposes all forms of conscription.
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
An anti-militarism organization that challenges the institution of the military, its effect on society, its role abroad and at home, and the various forms of discrimination that are inherent in the armed forces and Selective Service System.
Conscience and Peace Tax International
Aims to obtain recognition of the right to conscientious objection to paying for armaments and war preparation and war conduct through taxes.
European Bureau for Conscientious Objection
Group's principal aim is to promote conscientious objection to military service as a fundamental human right. It serves as a network and umbrella organization for national C.O. organizations all over Europe. Includes news, downloadable documents, links, and contact information.
The Picket Line
Weblog and how-to guide written by a conscientious objector who found ways to live simply and avoid paying U.S. federal income tax.
War Resisters' International
Exists to promote nonviolent action against the causes of war, and to support and connect people around the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war.
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