Ben Salmon conscientiously objected to World War 1 and all war in opposition to the majority of US citizens, the US Government, and the Roman Catholic Church, of which he was a member. His conscience earned him imprisonment, solitary confinement and a death sentence. One hundred years ago, he wrote extensively on the absence of justification for war. His life and witness are chronicled on this site.
The Ben Salmon Icon
Father William Hart McNichols produced the icon on the right of "Holy Prophet Ben Salmon, Patron of Conscientious Objectors" and has graciously permitted display of his art here. The icon was developed from a photo of Ben Salmon and other objectors incarcerated at Fort Douglas, Utah in October 1919.