South Korean Court Upholds CO Rights

South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled Nov. 1 that men in the country can reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds without punishment. The Associated Press reported the ruling will affect the cases of more than 930 COs on trial. Most of the hundreds of men who are imprisoned annually for refusing to serve…

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO MILITARY TAXATION

by Harold A. (“H.A.”) Penner Because of deeply held religious, moral and ethical beliefs, many experience a moral dilemma when required to pay federal taxes that underwrite war-making and militarism. What moral injury do we suffer when we pay for war while praying for peace? Is it possible for people who don’t believe in violence…

This Maelstrom of Myopic Malignity

By Keith Lyndaker Schlabach In these waning days of summer, when the clouds hang low in crooked shades of blue, heavy with promise, it seems the Dixie storms of my boyhood home have joined the dark migration from the South to here. Unlike my brown sister, I was not forced to leave by men in…