March for Life


March for Life

When the Anglican Church in North America was formed, we put into our founding Constitution and Canons this commitment to the sanctity of life:“God, and not man, is the creator of human life. The unjustified taking of life is sinful. Therefore, all members and clergy are called to promote and respect the sanctity of every human life from conception to natural death” (Canon II.8.3).At the same time, we proclaim the merciful, transforming love of Jesus, saying that “the Church is called upon to show Christ-like compassion to those who have fallen into sin, encouraging them to repent and receive forgiveness, and offering the ministry of healing to all who suffer physically or emotionally as a result of such sin” (Canon II.8.4).

The Church today is challenged with a daunting task: upholding the sacredness of life in today’s culture.

While the tension between life and death has existed since the Garden of Eden, the Church needs to be equipped to honor life from conception to natural death. 2017 Life Summit 2017 promises to be an encouraging and challenging time of learning how the Church can define and defend the sacredness of life. Speakers, workshops, testimonies, and networking opportunities will together enrich our understanding of the sacredness of life—what it is and how we can live out the calling to protect it.

Life Summit

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Arrival at Hotels
For hotel Information: click here (Note: Book your hotel soon. The block of rooms will only be held for a few more weeks.)

Thursday, January 26, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lunch is included.
Optional dinner follows at 6:00 p.m. for $15.
Evening: Free time and fellowship with members of your diocese.
For more details on the Thursday schedule, click here.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Pre-March for Life Worship Service
9:00 a.m. at The Falls Church Anglican
Following the worship service, attendees will board buses for the March for Life in Washington, D.C. (pre-purchased bus tickets required for $15).
For more details on Friday schedule click here.
To purchase bus tickets only (for those not attending the Summit) click here.

REGISTRATION

Summit Registration Fee is $25.
Optional Thursday Eve Dinner is $15.
Optional March for Life Bus Fee is $15.
click here to register.

Here are some of the events that day:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

Pre-March for Life Worship Service
9:00 a.m. at The Falls Church Anglican
6565 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
Following the worship service, attendees will board buses for the March for Life in Washington, D.C. (pre-purchased bus tickets required for $15). For more details on Friday schedule, click here.

Bus Tickets

Bus Tickets are available. The bus will go from the Pre-March Worship Service at The Falls Church Anglican to the Mall in Washington, D.C. Click here to purchase your bus ticket.

MEETING PLACE FOR MARCH FOR LIFE

You can purchase bus tickets and join other Anglicans for the March for Life. But you can also plan to meet us for the March on the corner of 12th Street and Constitution Avenue near the Museum of Natural History before 1:00 p.m.

What time does the Rally begin?

The March for Life Rally will take place at noon on the grounds of the Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue.

When does the March for Life begin?

The March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets at approximately 1:00 pm. and will follow its customary route up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill.

Silent No More Awareness

3:00 p.m.

On the steps of the Supreme Court there will be public testimonies of men and women from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.  Anglicans for Life is a co-sponsor of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign that works with men and women who have experienced abortion to find recovery programs that address the long-term consequences felt by many afterwards.

Thinking of driving? Best park the car and ride Metro! Click here for more information on the Metro.

A PRAYER FOR LIFE

Lord God, thank you for creating human life in your image. Thank you for my life and the lives of those I love. Thank you for teaching us through Scripture the value you place on life. Help me to uphold the sanctity of life in my church and community. Give me the strength to stand up to those forces that seek to destroy the lives of those most vulnerable, the unborn, the infirm and the elderly. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of respecting life. I commit myself to protecting and defending the sacredness of life according to your will, through Christ our Lord.  Amen. (from Anglicans for Life)

One of the most powerful aspects of the March is the extraordinary number of young people who participate. It was so very encouraging to me to see how strongly the rising generations are coming to understand what is at stake and are committed to standing boldly for life.

In the words of the Manhattan Declaration, “The Bible enjoins us to defend those who cannot defend themselves, to speak for those who cannot themselves speak. And so we defend and speak for the unborn, the disabled, and the dependent. What the Bible and the light of reason make clear, we must make clear. We must be willing to defend, even at risk and cost to ourselves and our institutions, the lives of our brothers and sisters at every stage of development and in every condition.”

Pray for our nation. Pray for those facing crisis pregnancies and end of life decisions. Pray for the unborn, the weak, the aged. Pray for our witness and for our ministries in support of those who are most vulnerable.

P.S. Go to Anglicans for Life for a wide range of information and other resources.

 



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