Friends General Conference

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FGC Conscientious Objector Curriculum: A Blessing at Chapel Hill Meeting

Meeting Resource
Catherine Elkins, Chapel Hill Monthly Meeting, PFF | 6/19/12

Chapel Hill Monthly Meeting has been blessed with the fruits of our work with the 2003 Quaker Press of FGC publication, Raising Conscientious Objector Consciousness among Our Youth, by Curt Torell and Alice Carlton. We have been using the curriculum and the handouts associated with it with our young Friends who are approaching their eighteenth birthdays and the time to sign up for selective service. These Young Friends and their parents have found all the materials helpful. Ten of the eleven young men who have taken the class have come forward in the past three years to ask our meeting for official recognition as conscientious objectors in advance of sending in their selective service forms.