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A Mennonite and Canada's Department of National Defence

One of the most interesting biographical entries recently added to the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) is that of Jacob J. Koop, written by William Janzen, a longtime Mennonite Central Committee staff person in its Ottawa office. 494 more words


The Peaceful Podcast, Ep 6: James Newcomb, US Army

In Episode 6 of The Peaceful Podcast, Jessica Pavoni interviews James Newcomb, who was twice enlisted in the US Army as a musician. James eventually came to consider himself a conscientious objector after realizing that he was acting as a “cheerleader for war.” 70 more words

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William was born in 1895 in Islington and was the youngest of the three Abbott CO brothers.   151 more words

Conscientious Objection

The Peaceful Podcast, Ep 5: Dave Nierenberg F-15E Pilot

In this episode, Jessica interviews Dave Nierenberg, a former F-15E fighter pilot who conscientiously objected to further military service on a secular (not religious) basis. Dave was in the same squadron as Justin Pavoni (the other host on this show), and all three of them were deployed together in 2009 to Afghanistan. 111 more words

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What do you stand for?

There is physical courage, like a firefighter rescuing a person from a burning building or a soldier jumping on a grenade to save comrades. We applaud these selfless actions and sometimes express our gratitude and admiration with awards. 569 more words


Conscientious Objection

Conscientious objection is the term given to doctors when they refuse to offer a medical service due to their own personal religious or moral beliefs. In Australia this is almost solely an issue of women’s health and reproductive rights, such as contraception and abortion.  353 more words

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Ron Paul's Liberty Report: Justin Pavoni on Conscientious Objection

Justin Pavoni is a former F-15E evaluator pilot (US Air Force) who became a conscientious objector and left the military. He’s also my husband! Very proud to share this video of Justin with Dr Ron Paul, a personal hero of ours. 28 more words