Recent Weekly Meetups
Minister James Branum on Shavuot, the spirituality of study, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.read more
Brief discussion of spirituality and your local library, along with an update on the activities of the Oklahoma City congregation of the Objector Church.read more
James Branum on the concepts of GI Rights and Resistance, and why peace activists should support groups like the GI Rights Network.read more
why sign the objector registry?
To create a record of beliefs and actions in case of forced conscription, especially if you’ve been–or will be–forced to register for the draft with the US Selective Service.
The Objector Church offers free self registration as well as personalized, notarized, and/or mailed certificate options. Every young man living in the US, age 18 through 25, is required by law to register for a future draft. This requirement may include women soon. The Objector Registry is an important step in documenting objection to war.
The Objector Church is a different kind of spiritual community, one that is rooted in the principles of peace and religious humanism.
Press Advisory: Interfaith church offers free registry for all opposed to war & concerned about military conscription as draft registration expansion to women grows likely.read more
Did you miss last Sunday’s online meetup? Here’s the recorded and slightly edited version.read more
Objector Church Minister James M. Branum honored as a recipient of the 2018 Oklahoma Human Rights Award.read more
courage to resist
Courage to Resist is a fiscally sponsored project of the Objector Church
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.
The Objector Church welcomes you
We’re 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.
Church elders have been trained in spiritual guidance, mentorship, and the secular laws of Conscientious Objection as they relate to our ministry.
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