“Give yourself to the service of life, not the work of death. Violence is the enemy of justice. Only peace can lead the way to true justice.” – Pope John Paul II, September 29, 1979
For two thousand years, many Christians have chosen to conscientiously object and refuse to participate in war and the taking of other human lives; and therefore, they have given themselves to the service of life rather than death. Today, people of the Christian faith as well as many other belief systems continue this tradition.
Conscientious objectors are those who, motivated by their conscience, hold a sincere conviction to not participate in war.