In the United States, the increase in the number of applicants for conscientious objector status
in the military as well as public resistance to war in general "led to the beginning of the AVF: All-Volunteer Armed Force" (Chambers, 1993).
Ali's claim to conscientious objector status
was based on religion, but his objection to the Vietnam War was also political.
You can be a secularist and live the life of "absolute" pacifism - that is, the belief that violence is never morally acceptable, whether in self-defence or on behalf of others - and still be refused conscientious objector status
by a draft board.
He told the court it was his right to avoid combat training while he was applying for conscientious objector status
Because nonreligious, freethinking soldiers who are willing to serve in the armed forces are facing discrimination, as are nonbelievers who seek conscientious objector status
While serving in Iraq with the 320th Military Police Company of the US Army, Aidan Delgado's newfound adherence to Buddhism and his witness of abuses at Abu Ghraib led him to apply for and receive conscientious objector status
and to later become an active participant in the anti-war movement.
25) Although the statute exempts conscientious objectors from combat service, those granted conscientious objector status
must still serve the U.
They actually returned to England in March 1942 and were granted conscientious objector status
military members are volunteers, and Washington allows service personnel to apply for conscientious objector status
Conscientious Objector status
is suppose to exclude one from military service--but what if you're already in the military?
Conscientious objector status
is not considered when determining eligibility for benefits; the primary determinant is the type of discharge--honorable or under honorable conditions (general).
When Kevin Hicks and a friend, Purple Heart recipient Vincent LaVolpa, applied at the same time for conscientious objector status
, their applications became bogged down in red tape.
They have tried to claim conscientious objector status
, because the war is illegal, or compassionate exemption, because they would lose their job, or because it would affect their families, and the Army has sent them anyway.
But no feat of derring-do could match the conscientious objector status
American papers claimed in the intoonfada, the global uprising over a series of drawings of the prophet Muhammad that originally appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
During the subsequent trial, Paredes applied for conscientious objector status
and was denied.