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Resources for Thinking about Conscientious Objection

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This is a handout from a presentation to Junior Friends about the issues of war, militarism, and Conscientious Objection.  I have a web site on the topic ( and there are copies of the classic Handbook for Conscientious Objectors (by Debbie Averill's brother Robert Seeley) in the Meeting library.

The draft has not been activated for some time, but the Selective Service (Draft) law is still on the books.  In light of the Peace Testimony, this topic is relevant to all Quakers, not just those who think they might be drafted.

--David Chandler