Religion: Conscientious Cooperators

In an abandoned CCC camp near Beulah, Colo, last week, 150 young Seventh Day Adventists were winding up an intensive two-weeks' course of training for duty with the armed services. Because of the Adventist injunction against taking human life, none of them would shoulder a rifle or man a gun. But they hoped to serve their country as "conscientious cooperators" in the Medical Corps or some other noncombatant branch.

Of the 12,000 Seventh Day Adventists who saw service during World War II, 10,000 were trained by the church in similar schools. Early this...

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