Selective Service Administration considers expanding registration to women

By Jason Boone
Monday, July 22, 2019

​Even as our peacemaking grows and responds to new areas of violence and injustice, problems related to Militarism still exist. PJSN works and will continue to work on how we as Mennonites can respond to Militarism. Here’s an update how we been working on this issue the past few months.

You may have been aware of a US government commission holding meetings last year to review Selective Service Administration practices. Among other topics, they wanted to get feedback on things like expanding SS registration to women, and ideas on increasing public service.

The commission is still active. Earlier this year they released an interim report. Of note, in that report is that the commission is considering ways to implement “universal service.” This could take on many different forms and have a variety of implications, some of them good, some of them not.

In June, PJSN attended a gathering of Anabaptist groups and denominations to discuss the interim report. The work that began there is continuing this summer. We will keep you updated through future issues of DoveTales, through PJSN.org and through Mennonite press on the progress of the commission, how we are responding and what you can do to make your voice heard!

 

 

 

 

https://www.pjsn.org/resources/military/draft/Selective-Service-Administration-considers-expanding-registration-to-women

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