After the Vietnam War, an alternative service program for conscientious objectors in America was no longer in place. This was unsettling to many conservative Anabaptist church leaders. They wondered what would happen to their young men if there would be another military draft in the United States. Some concerned brethren approached CAM in 2005 with… Read more
Conservative Anabaptist Service Program
CAM’s Conservative Anabaptist Service Program is approved by the Selective Service System to provide alternative places of employment for conscientious objectors. Young men serve on pilot projects just as if the U.S. government activated a military draft.
What would happen to our young men if there would be another military draft in the United States? This unsettling question rested on the minds of many conservative Anabaptist church leaders. They contacted CAM about their concern, and in 2005 the Conservative Anabaptist Service Program (CASP) was established. CASP provides alternative places of employment that… Read more
Each year, more than 100 young men work on CASP rebuilding and forestry projects. The goal of the CASP program is to have morally sound work environments in place where Anabaptist young men could serve should the United States reactivate a military draft. This program operates under Christian Aid Ministries through an agreement with the… Read more
Number of volunteers: 114 draft-age men Hours worked: 16,730Projects completed: 2 forestry projects 7 home rebuilding projects 1 land clearing project1 Bible School remodeling projectThe goal of CASP is to provide alternative places of employment for Anabaptist young men, should the U.S. activate a military draft. As young volunteers work on pilot projects, they have… Read more