Selective Service and Conscientious Objection

21 Apr 2018 - 10:00

Charlottesville, VA

Curt Torrell from the Board of Directors of Quaker House, an historic peace center near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will speak on

Selective Service and Conscientious Objection

at Tandem Friends School,

Charlottesville, Virginia

 Saturday, April 21, 2018

10 AM to noon

There will be time for questions and discussion with Conscientious Objectors (CO) to past wars. Please join us.

Young people and anyone interested, from all faith traditions, are encouraged to attend to learn about the CO process and to explore their beliefs and to learn about documenting them.

View Torrell’s introduction on Quaker Speak at http://quakerspeak.com/how-to-become-conscientious-objector/

For more information and to RSVP, call 434-964-1936.  Please RSVP, so we know how many copies of materials to assemble. Free and open to the public.

Every 18-year old automatically registers for a potential draft when obtaining a driver’s license. The process is seamless now, with no formal way for a young person to indicate conscientious objection to war participation.

Now, we do not have a draft in this country.  With the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a peace lobby in DC, identifying preventing war with North Korea as a main legislative priority, prospects for future wars remain real. A draft could be re-instated – and this could happen quickly. We believe our communities should be educated on these possibilities.

This talk is sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Charlottesville Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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