Interchurch group considers the struggles of conscience of military personnel
by Rich Meyer
Originally published 4/1/10 at MennoniteUSA.org
The Truth Commission on Conscience in War (TCCW:www.conscienceinwar.org) convened March 21 at Riverside Church in New York City to hear the testimony of several soldiers and one bereaved mother, regarding the difficult and often lonely struggle to get the US military to release soldiers who have developed conscientious objections to continued participation in war. For most of these soldiers, “conscientious objector” was not in their vocabulary at the point when they saw that something was morally wrong in their actions and the conduct of the war.