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History[ edit ] Many conscientious objectors have been executed, imprisoned, or otherwise penalized when their beliefs led to actions conflicting with their society's legal system or government. The legal definition and status of conscientious objection has varied over the years and from nation to nation.
Religious beliefs were a starting point in many nations for legally granting conscientious objector status. The first recorded conscientious objector, Maximilianuswas conscripted into the Roman army in the yearbut "told the Proconsul in Numidia that because of his religious convictions he could not serve in the military.
They could refuse military service in exchange for a monetary payment. Inwhen the first attempt was made to establish a British Militia as a professional national military reserve, a clause in the Militia Ballot Act allowed Quakers exemption from military service.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. The proclamation was ratified during the General Assembly on 10 December by a vote of 48 in favour, 0 against, with 8 abstentions.
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It is ' The Right to Refuse to Kill. It was based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and was originally created in Nations that have signed this treaty are bound by it.
Its Article 18 begins: Some states argue that such limitations [on the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion] would [derivatively] permit them to make conscientious objection during time of war a threat to public safety, or mass conscientious objection a disruption to public order, Not every conviction, genuine though it may be, will constitute a sufficient reason for claiming refugee status after desertion or draft-evasion.
It is not enough for a person to be in disagreement with his government regarding the political justification for a particular military action. Where, however, the type of military action, with which an individual does not wish to be associated, is condemned by the international community as contrary to basic rules of human conduct, punishment for desertion or draft-evasion could, in the light of all other requirements of the definition, in itself be regarded as persecution.
United States that "the exemption for those who oppose "participation in war in any form" applies to those who oppose participating in all war and not to those who object to participation in a particular war only.
These specific missions included "civilian population centers" in "the [occupied] territories. While it is universally accepted that an individual cannot be compelled against conscience to war in general, does the same hold for an individual who objects, in the depths of the soul, to a particular war?
List of pacifist faiths and Freedom of religion Cases of behavior which could be considered as religiously motivated conscientious objection are historically attested long before the modern term appeared.
The reasons for refusing to perform military service are varied. Many conscientious objectors cite religious reasons. Unitarian Universalists object to war in their sixth principle "The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all".
Members of the Historic Peace Churches such as Quakers, Mennonites, AmishOld Order MennoniteConservative Mennonitesthe Bruderhof Communities  and Church of the Brethren object to war from the conviction that Christian life is incompatible with military action, because Jesus enjoins his followers to love their enemies and to refuse violence.
The varied experiences of non-combatants are illustrated by those of Seventh-day Adventists when there was mandatory military service: The Church preferred to call them "conscientious participants", because they were willing to risk their lives as test subjects in potentially life-threatening research.
Over 2, Seventh-day Adventists volunteered in experiments involving various infectious agents during the s through the s in Fort Detrick, MD. In the early Christian Church followers of Christ refused to take up arms. In as much as they [Jesus' teachings] ruled out as illicit all use of violence and injury against others, clearly implied [was] the illegitimacy of participation in war The early Christians took Jesus at his word, and understood his inculcations of gentleness and non-resistance in their literal sense.
They closely identified their religion with peace; they strongly condemned war for the bloodshed which it involved. After the Roman Empire officially embraced Christianitythe Just War theology was developed in order to reconcile warfare with Christian belief. After Theodosius I made Christianity an official religion of the Empire, this position slowly developed into the official position of the Western Church.
In the 11th century, there was a further shift of opinion in the Latin-Christian tradition with the crusadesstrengthening the idea and acceptability of Holy War. Objectors became a minority. Some theologians see the Constantinian shift and the loss of Christian pacifism as a great failing of the Church.
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