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Truth Commission on Conscience in War Gathers in D.C.


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This week, the Truth Commission on Conscience in War, a coalition of 60 army veterans and anti-war groups, are meeting in Washington, D.C., in hopes of gathering support in Congress for legislation that would provide the legal right to selective conscientious objection, in which soldiers who object to particular wars are recognized. Today, the Commission will be holding a press conference where they will release their study, "Truth Commission on Conscience in War: A Report," which includes a series of recommendations for legislation. On Thursday and Friday, they will be holding an, Inter-faith Service and a teach-in on selective conscientious objection.

Logan Laituri, an army veteran and member of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War, stated in a recent post on God's Politics: "Conscientious objection, as it is currently acknowledged by the Department of Defense, is reserved to those who identify as strict pacifists

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