'A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE' FILM RELEASED
2nd October 2014
Following months of research, filming and editing, the documentary account of Adventist conscientious objectors during World War 1 is now available on the Hope TV UK website. As Britain remembers the outbreak of what was called 'The Great War' 100 years ago, church members from across the country have expressed great interest in the project, both from visiting the Adventist WW1 website, from presentations at various churches and Camp Meetings, and with an account in Messenger sharing the courage of these young men who 'stood for right' though the heavens fall.
And the heavens did fall. The film gives a graphic account of the challenges some of them faced in Dartmoor Prison or, following a court martial for refusal to work on Sabbath, in a military prison in France.
'A Matter of Conscience' not only traces the story, but gives a background to Adventist pacifism dating back to the American Civil War and the battle against slavery. The film is worth viewing in its own right, but is also an excellent discussion starter for small groups, youth meetings or more general discussions on the morals of war. It is also an impressive resource to share with friends, giving them a different perspective on what bravery can mean in time of war.