150+ Canadians Day 146: War Resisters Support Campaign

The War Resisters Support Campaign contributes to peace by providing assistance to people who refuse to go to war because of their deeply-held beliefs. #Canada150

The War Resisters Support Campaign is working to help Americans who came to Canada after refusing to take part in the war against Iraq. The Campaign has been working to secure permanent residency status to these conscientious objectors.

The conviction not to participate in a war may be based on religious beliefs, personal experience of war and its impacts, or moral and ethical considerations.

May 15th is International Conscientious Objectors’ Day.

“We demonstrated that misguided wars can be ended, if enough people are willing to say “no” and stick to their convictions.”   –Thom Nickels, who refused to fight in the Vietnam War 

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