conscientious objection


The Redemptive Personalism of Saint Oscar Romero

by Julia Smucker On the day before he was killed, Oscar Romero, who on Sunday October 14 will be officially declared a saint in the Catholic Church, delivered an impassioned plea to members of the Salvadoran army: Brothers, you are a part of our own people. You are killing your own brother and sister campesinos,…


The Referendum on Abortion in Ireland: The Violation of Rights

by Maria Horan “The [Irish] State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” Inserted into the Irish Constitution on the 7th…


Conscientious Objectors

Excerpt from Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion Section of Chapter 14: Differing Perspectives on Specific Populations (pages 234-237) book edited and this chapter written by Rachel M. MacNair references turned into links     For centuries, when militaries drafted people, some refused on grounds of conscience. In the 20th century, several nations recognized a legal…