‘Why I would not kill in war’

On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, four men explain the very different reasons why they refused to fight in four very different conflicts. DESMOND DOSS The army said I saved 100 men during one battle on Okinawa. I said it couldn’t be more than 50, so the citation on my Congressional Medal of Honor says 75. […]... Read More

When Muhammad Ali took the real heavy weight

A reposting for International Conscientious Objectors Day. In an era defined by endless war, we should recognise a day in history that wasn’t celebrated on Capitol Hill or in the White House. On June 20, 1967, the great Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston for refusing induction in the US armed forces. Ali saw the […]... Read More

Why I Refuse: On God/Love, Nonviolence and Israel’s Military Occupation of the Palestinian Territories.

In the spirit of focusing on what’s breaking through, not what’s breaking down. Too seldom do we hear of those in Israel whose conscience has moved them to refuse to take part in the military occupation of Palestine. I’ve read the statements of many conscientious objectors, past and present. Though his stance is in keeping […]... Read More