Behind the Camouflage

Source: usmilitary.com

What role should a church play in helping youth think through the questions that surround military enlistment?  While the military may provide a path toward more education and a stable income for some, it may leave others struggling with life-long physical and emotional scars that stem from the combat environment.   Whether you are from a church in the just war tradition or from one of the historic peace churches, you can help a young person understand that a decision to enlist is larger than the signing bonus or educational benefits he/she might gain.

MCC U.S. recently produced a primer on military enlistment for youth pastors, mentors, and counselors.  Click here for the resource.  Click here for more information on conscientious objection.

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