Welcome to the objector church

We’re an interfaith nondenominational peace and justice community rooted in religious humanism. We reject war and militarism.

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An Introduction

The Objector Church is a different kind of spiritual community, one that is rooted in the principles of peace and religious humanism.

“The objector church” welcomes you

The Church of Conscious Objection is rooted in the crystallization of human consciousness, manifesting in the rejection of war and militarism, and the embrace of peace and justice.

Our church embraces the historic legacy of religious humanism. Generally speaking, we are a non-superstitious community who embrace ethical humanism as our religion, integrating humanist ethical philosophy with congregational rituals centered on the betterment of humanity.

conscientious objection and you

Investigate your conscience today regarding war and militarism.

The Church offers certification of an individual’s conscientious objector beliefs after a process of discussion and thought.

courage to resist

Courage to Resist is a project of CCO

Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that perpetuate these causes of immense violence. By supporting military resistance, counter-recruitment, and draft resistance, we intend to cut off the supply of troops for war, while pledging resistance to the policies of hate, repression, and the militarization of policing domestically. We are autonomous from and independent of any political organization or party.


Church elders have been trained in spiritual guidance, mentorship, and the secular laws of Conscientious Objection as they relate to our ministry.

jeff paterson

Founding Minister

anya de marie

Founding Minister

robert meola

Founding Minister

james branum

Founding Minister

We’d love to hear from you.

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484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland, California 94610