Ninth International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns - Hirschluch, Germany 2002

Workshop 5

How do we gain support from churches and religious communities for refusal for reasons of conscience?

Moderator: Lutz E. Bohr

Reporter: Ilse Staude

Various role-plays made us reach this conclusion: the churches pass us by and do not help us much. It is hard to get them to move, but we struggle on anyway, because we are convinced that our issue is right. Maybe we will also win over people without church-connections and, through our example, also church members. It can actually be quite a relief not always to look at our superiors in the church. We, too, are church.

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