Publications on Xavier University History

Citizen Responsibility, Conscience, War and the Draft

Citizen Responsibility, Conscience, War and the Draft

Archdiocese of San Francisco, Diocese of Oakland

In two parts, with subtitles: A kit for counselors and teachers, and A kit for young people facing problems of conscience and war

Contains excerpts from articles previously published


Pt. 1. War and peace -- Where do I stand? -- Understanding current war/peace contexts -- What is conscience? -- Individual and society --Religious and philosophical approaches to war -- Church teachings about war and peace --Clarifications and considerations -- Analyzing points of view on the draft --Pt. 2. Military service and the draft -- Thinking about war -- Three definitions of peace / Benjamine Seaver -- Seven roads to a world without war -- Types of responses to military conscription -- Peace, war and the Christian conscience / Joseph J. Fahey -- Some questions and some answers -- Conscription in the U.S. -- Statement on registration and conscription for military service / Administrative Board, United States Catholic Conference -- Decisions, decisions, decisions -- Conscience and war, a glossary -- Conscience and war, bibliography -- Last word and an invitation