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Registering as a CO


Conscientious objection (CO) to being forced to kill has long been a moral/ethical and Christian concept. The US has not implemented a draft since the Vietnam War era yet selective service registration continues to be required by law for males in the 60 day period around their 18th birthday.  Resources regarding personal discernment on participation in the military is posted on the synod site. Young women are encouraged to consider these issues, too, since draft requirements may change, and documenting one's objection is something perhaps best done before the need to document arises. Amy Blumenshine of the Coming Home Collaborative has compiled information for those who wish to register as a CO.


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