Category: Militarism

Applying for exemption from military service in Colombia: a personal account

A guest blog by Santiago Forero about his experience of applying for exemption from military service in Colombia In Colombia military service has been mandatory throughout our history.  Every male has to register with the military by their 18th birthday.  However there are some exemptions to military service.  Conscientious objection is now one of the […]

This year has been so hard for so many

This year has been so hard for so many. In some ways the first lockdown still feels very recent. On 17 April I wrote a blog, ‘Turning our priorities upside down’, reflecting on what was happening then. You can find the blog here; https://conscienceonline.org.uk/blog/2020/04/17/turning-our-priorities-upside-down/. At the time of writing 14,576 people had died from Covid-19 […]