Congregational Petitions for Amnesty

Throughout the twentieth century, many American denominations have operated educational and support programs for conscientious objectors to help frame the argument that objection is a moral alternative to the selective service.

The petitions shown here were signed at numerous congregations to supplement a 1973 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly resolution and to call on the U.S. Congress to provide universal amnesty "in the spirit of pride in the moral conscience of its [members]."