Category - conscientious objectors

  • October 28, 2015

    Published by Quakers in Britain, the White Feather Diaries went live on Monday 26 October. Diarists tell the stories of conscientious objectors who said 'No' to war.

  • May 12, 2015

    To mark International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2015, the First World War Peace Forum will hold a ceremony of remembrance in Tavistock Square, London WC1.

  • August 4, 2014

    Quakers’ online project serialising the diaries of five young people who lived during and opposed World War I goes live today.

  • July 6, 2011

    A horrific incident that happened three years ago has recently been reported in the Guardian as follows.

    On 4 March 2007 a convoy of US marines, who arrived in Afghanistan three weeks earlier, were hit by an explosives-rigged mini-van outside the city of Jalalabad.

  • December 21, 2010

    It is all too easy for the state to become an idol, yet duty to humanity can sometimes outweigh obedience to the authorities, says Savi Hensman. The conscience case of atheist Michael Lyons is one that should cause Christians, among others, to think.

  • March 16, 2010

    A diverse coalition of forty religious, academic, advocacy and veterans groups will next week to host the first Truth Commission on Conscience in War, in the US.

  • May 14, 2009

    In spite of a global trend to better recognize the right to conscientious objection – which is marked with an International Day on 15 May – those who refuse military service are often discriminated against, persecuted, punished and imprisoned says a new study

  • November 10, 2008

    A programme which examines the bravery and the Christian faith of conscientious objectors, will be screened tonight on Channel 4. It is the latest episode in the series Not Forgotten, presented by Ian Hislop, which looks at the stories behind the names on First World War memorials.