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Resolution 30 - Conscientious Objection

Resolution 30

Conscientious Objection

This Conference, recalling Resolution 8 of the Lambeth Conference 1968 to "uphold and extend the right of conscientious objection," and learning of the jail sentences given to David Bruce and to Dr. Ivan Toms, both young South Africans, who on grounds of conscience refuse to serve in the South African Defence Force:

1. sends them greetings and assures them of our prayers; 2. calls on the South African government (a) to repeal the sentences given to these persons; (b) to provide a more comprehensive non-military alternative to compulsory military service; (c) to review its legislation regarding conscientious objection.

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