Conscientious Objection to Military Service
A Statement of the Lutheran Church in America, 1964
Adopted by the Executive Council of the Church, January 31-February 1,
The Executive Council of the Lutheran Church in America affirms the
following in regard to its members who are conscientious objectors:
- A member of the church who is convinced that he is called to bear
witness for peace through conscientious objection to military service
should, prior to the time of his registration, state his position in
writing to the president of his synod, sending a copy of his statement
to the secretary of the church.
- Pastors of the Lutheran Church in America should extend a supportive
ministry to all in their care who are conscientious objectors.