Facing the Draft and Serving God

How shall I fulfill my service obligation? This is a question that worries thousands of young men today.

Because the purpose of the military establishment may seem opposed to a Christian Scientist's reliance on divine Love as the only power, some young Scientists consider seeking alternative service as a conscientious objector or exploring the opportunities for serving as a military noncombatant. Others have difficulty choosing between branches of service, enlisted or officer duty, and varying terms of obligation.

The privilege of service to country is the duty of all of us. The Christian Science Board of Directors provides information and loving support so that each young Christian Scientist may reach his own decision about national service "according to his highest sense of right and the dictates of his conscience." The Christian Science Journal (Vol. 87, No. 7), July, 1969, p. 376;

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What Hinders Us?
July 10, 1971

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