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  • Adventist Resource
    Clear Thinking About Military Service Grade 9-Lifelong
    General Conference President Paulsen outlines the Seventh-day Adventist perspective on military service. He addresses several questions: Is there today any confusion about the church's position? Have we done a good job of articulating these principles? Do...

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    Between Pacifism and Patriotism - Helping Students Think About Military Options Grade 12-Tertiary
    An overview of the Adventist position on noncombatancy and conscientious objection to the draft, and the history of this stand for the purpose of helping young Adventist students today make informed choices regarding military service.

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    Christians and War Grade 5-Tertiary
    Should Christians participate in war? What is the church's position?

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    Conscientiously Opposed to Bearing Arms - Seventh-day Adventists and the Faith of Jesus Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article outlines the history of the Adventist position on bearing arms, military service and national conflicts or wars. The author concludes: "While respecting individual conscience on matters of carrying arms, the Seventh-day Adventist Church must...

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    JAE Editorial: Why Teach About Peace? Grade 9-Lifelong
    This editorial frames this special issue on conflict resolution and peacemaking in Adventist education, with the following questions: What is peace? Is it solely the absence of conflict or violence? Is it the same as passivity or inaction? Are our students...

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    National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Join the growing national network of groups working to stop the militarization of schools and young people...Now, more than ever, those of us who are proactive in opposing war must help shape the tone of anti-war and peace conversations..."

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    The Church and Military Service Tertiary-Lifelong
    In this article from the JAE special higher education issue, the question of the Christian's relationship to war and violence is discussed. The traditional position has been noncombatancy and a high respect for human life. The October 1972 Annual Council action...

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    Young Adventists in a World of War - A Look at Adventists and Noncombatancy Grade 9-Lifelong
    The author discusses the decision many young people wrestle with in times of war.