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Synonyms for conscientious objector

one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience

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At the Central Tribunal of Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London on October 11, he was deemed to be a genuine conscientious objector.
So why are these Conscientious Objectors with the jitterbug complex allowed to go out, drink and publicly flaunt their draft status in front of hundreds of people who have Dear Ones in the uniform of these United States," he thundered.
Many of the first officially recognized conscientious objectors to military conscription came from the early "peace churches" (Quaker, Mennonite, Brethren).
An angry crowd gathers outside a meeting of conscientious objectors in Bishopsgate, London in 1916
Conscientious objectors inIsraelare known as "sarvanim" which can be translated as "refuseniks".
He said: "Far from being cowards, Conscientious Objectors were brave and often had to stand up for their beliefs against family and friends.
Philip Austin, of the Northern Friends Peace Board, said conscientious objectors in the First World War "broke important ground in creating the now widely (though, sadly, not universally) recognised right to refuse to kill.
Those health workers who choose to ignore children's rights now, wish to exclude from practising in their professions those conscientious objectors who cannot ignore these children's lives.
Yesterday's proceedings were overseen by Piet Dorflinger, a delegate from the European Bureau for Conscientious Objectors (EBCO), an organisation seeking to enshrine the rights of conscientious objectors worldwide.
He had already applied for, but had been denied, conscientious objector status when he was ordered to undertake the rifle training before a tour to Afghanistan, the Daily Mail reports.
The war presented Mennonites and other conscientious objectors with unique challenges in dealing with a democratic state in a time of a popular war.
Yet, despite this privilege, conscientious objectors (COs) historically have been persecuted for their pacifist beliefs.
Telling Tales About Men: Conceptions of Conscientious Objectors to Military Service during the First World War.
explores the role of several World War II-era conscientious objectors in exposing substandard conditions in psychiatric hospitals after performing civilian public service in these institutions.
During the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy allowed conscientious objectors to buy out of the draft.