OHCHR publishes guide to conscientious objection UN human rights agency publishes guide to Conscientious Objection. PDF available at War Resisters International link above.
Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society Edited by Ozgur Heval Cinar and Coskun Usterci Refusing to take part in war is as old as war itself. This wide-ranging and original book brings together four different bodies of knowledge to examine the pratice of conscientious objection: historical and philosophical analyses of conscientious objection as a critique of compulsoryContinue reading Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society – the book
Go to War Resisters International website post for details War Resisters International is gathering information on conscription and conscientious objection in Eritrea to submit to UNHRC.
One commenter on a recent post said that he doesn’t see the state considering the church as direct competition. I believe this is untrue both in principle and in fact; in principle because for a liberal state the only truth can be that all are free to believe what they want so long as theyContinue reading ‘Your beliefs are officially untrue’
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=267435 IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz calls for more ultra-Orthodox Jews to enlist in the army and say that he seeks “equality of service” among all Israeli citizens.
Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in some sort of national service, most often military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names.