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ERIC Number: ED191381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Draft/Registration/National Service. Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education. Volume 1, Number 1.
Gallin, Alice, Ed.
A collection of nine brief statements by prominent Catholics and other religious policymakers on the moral implications of compulsory military and other national service is presented. Each of the respondents answers the following question: "In your judgment, what are the moral and ethical implications of a public policy, in time of peace, of registration of young men (and women) and of compulsory military service or alternative national service?" Answers are provided by Robert F. Drinan, Michael Novak, Gordon C. Zahn, David Hollenbach, Mary Sullivan, William J. Byron, John J. O'Connor, Neal William McDermott, and David B. Burrell in articles that deal with peacetime conscription and morality, the changing nature of the draft, conscription and the national service, conscience and registration, R.O.T.C. and peace studies, morality and necessity in national service, serving proudly for God, ethical implications of the draft, and national purpose and national service. The collection concludes with a statement issued by the United States Catholic Conference Administrative Board concerning its official position towards military conscription and the peacetime draft. Specific points raised in the statement are on registration, military conscription, and conscientious objection. (DC)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Catholic Educators, Catholics, Ethics, Higher Education, Military Service, Moral Values, Public Policy, Religion
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Suite 770, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.