As young men, and possibly women someday, reach the age of 18 they are required by law to register with the Selective Service System, a federal agency responsible for a military draft in the event the nation wants more soldiers than it can recruit as volunteers. If Congress decided to reinstate the draft, young people would have only a short time to gather evidence to convince Selective Service they are conscientious objectors and have a religious opposition to killing.
Call of Conscience helps youth prepare to “make a defense for the hope that is within them” (1 Peter 3:15). Four sessions designed to be led by an adult will help youth think through their beliefs as taught by the Church of the Brethren. Full session plans and downloadable resources are included:
- Session One: The difference between allegiance to God and allegiance to the state.
- Session Two: Biblical teaching on war and peace.
- Session Three: The Church of the Brethren historic and living peace position.
- Session Four: Making a case for conscientious objection.
Source: 10/4/2013 Newsline