conscientious objector

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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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O'Brien also contemplates both draft evasion and desertion, but a major difference is that Daly approaches the decision from the standpoint of a religious conscientious objector, whereas O'Brien's quandary, as he readily confesses, is his natural reluctance to put himself in harm's way, coupled with peer pressure to resist the draft actively.
METHODS: To explore conscientious objection from the objectors' perspectives, in-depth interviews were conducted in 2014 with 13 key informants and with 15 Colombian physicians who self-identified as conscientious objectors.
HATE mail and a cartoon depicting a person as "lazy" for refusing to fight are among documents and images released to mark International Conscientious Objectors Day.
This, and the encouragement of conformity that wartime promotes, amplified the Canadian public's suspicion of those determined to assert an individual voice, the stubborn conscientious objector among them.
They and other conscientious objectors covered the walls of their cells with hundreds of pencil drawings and inscriptions, including political slogans, religious hymns, poetry, portraits of loved ones, and examples of dark humour.
There were 16,000 registered conscientious objectors, compared to eight million men in the armed forces.
But during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, the "camp" had a very different purpose: It was a prison of sorts, housing conscientious objectors - COs - whose personal convictions ran so contrary to the idea of war that their moral sense could not allow them to participate.
military applied for conscientious objector designation.
Schinkel (2007), for example, argues that while there is a distinction between conscientious objection as "a private phenomenon and conscientious objection as a political-juridical phenomenon," this difference is immaterial as it is the combination of motivations, actions, and subsequent consequences that define something as conscientious objection or someone as a conscientious objector.
Of the 34,506,923 men who registered between then and the end of the war, 72,354--one-fifth of one percent--applied for conscientious objector (CO) status.
Army regulations allow for conscientious objector status only when a candidate to military service declares that he or she is a "complete and utter pacifist" who resists all kinds of violence and not solely the occupation.
ANTI-militarist activists in the north yesterday succeeded in forcing the military to transfer a case involving a conscientious objector from a military to a 'constitutional' court.
It differs from others in this genre by telling the story of Lizzie, her younger brother Freddie and her dad who are on the run in wartime Britain as Lizzie's dad is a conscientious objector.