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Country profiles of conscientious objection

The right to claim conscientious objector to war status varies greatly among different country contexts. These profiles from the Republic of Korea, Colombia and Israel illustrate the very real struggles and risks currently faced by young people, reminding us that saying… 1,597 more words

The Dark Grey Bust in the Lorraine Motel

The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, now home to the Civil Rights museum, is tastefully artistic: stark colors admixed with optimism. The façade has been preserved to look just as it did in April 1968. 639 more words

Conscientious objection

Conscientious objection to war is a long-standing and central conviction for the Anabaptist groups who constitute MCC’s core supporting constituency. Rooted in a commitment to Jesus’ way of peace, nonviolence and love of enemy, conscientious objection is a dynamic and courageous practice that is always adjusting to new contexts and pressures. 426 more words

Objection in the Workplace...

…or why rights are never clear cut.

This is one of two pieces written on UKSC Judgements handed down on 17th December 2014. The other, on Moohan (and Another) v The Lord Advocate UKSC 67, can be found… 1,397 more words

Law

Urgent Action Issued in case of conscientious objector Haluk Selam Tufanlı [Updated 12 December]

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action in the case of Haluk Selam Tufanlı, a conscientious objector who this week was imprisoned by a military court in Northern Cyprus after he refused to take part in a one-day military training in 2011. 228 more words

Turkey

Abortion and conscientious objection in Italy

The Italian law allows medics employed by the National Health Service to refuse to perform abortions.

You can agree with such a provision or not, but what’s certain is that its practical application should be improved. 45 more words

Italy

Paz, Justicia, y Colombia (Peace, Justice, and Colombia)

On Friday, November 21, MCC was privileged to hear from two of our friends from Colombia.  In addition to the meeting that they spoke at, they were also able to attend several meetings on Capitol Hill. 286 more words

Latin America/Caribbean