Religion: For Pacifists

A pacifist is a person who, on religious or moral grounds, objects to all wars, defensive or offensive. A conscientious objector is one who reserves to himself the right to decide whether to support his country in a particular war. When the U. S. entered the World War, more than 64,000 citizens applied, on grounds of conscience, for exemption from combat service. But fewer than 4,000 went further, demanded exemption from noncombatant duty. Most of these were sent to farms and camps; 486 were sentenced to prison, 17 to death. (But no one was...

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