Hunsberger, Wilson

  • Teaching Japanese Children

    Wilson Hunsberger grew up in Waterloo , Ontario attending Erb Street Mennonite Church.

  • Church ministers were heavily involved in the lives of COs. It was through the church that most COs came to believe that war was wrong.

  • The Manual of Instruction for the alternative service work program encouraged COs to hold religious service.

  • The Mennonites promised to be loyal to the King, but not if it meant compromising their faith.

  • Henry H. Funk is very grateful that Canada allowed Mennonites and other pacifists to do alternative service.

  • All of the conscientious objectors sacrificed in some way โ€“ either financially or by giving years of their life in alternative service.

  • My personal opinion,โ€ says Ben Reimer, โ€of the whole experience is more of a privilege and blessing than hardship.