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Military and the Church

Military and the Church
"The Church considers being loyal citizens to be a duty of its members, irrespective of nationality. Responding to a call for military service is one appropriate manner of fulfilling this duty of citizenship." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
War and Peace
"LDS ideas about war and peace are complex." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints endorses a corps of chaplains who serve in the U.S. armed forces." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Conscientious Objection
"While any member of the Church is free to object to military combat service because of conscience, simply holding membership in the Church in and of itself is not a justification. Church leaders have discouraged conscientious objection in every conflict of the twentieth century." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
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