The March for Life is the nation’s premier pro-life event of the year. As key as this pro-life rally is for activism and education, it is equally rejuvenating for pro-life advocates. It’s a day for pro-lifers to come together and know we are not alone in our advocacy of the sanctity of life.
Hundreds of thousands will gather in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 27, 2017 to commemorate more than 57 million unborn lives lost to abortion in the United States since 1973 and celebrate the inherent dignity of the unborn. But before the official March for Life gets underway, several Church affiliates are hosting pro-life events in conjunction with the march.
Please consider participating in or prayerfully supporting one of the church affiliated pro-life events below:
1.) Anglicans for Life Summit
Anglican bishops continue to kindle a strong public pro-life witness with the second-annual Anglicans for Life conference, in conjunction with the 2017 March for Life. This year’s all-day summit will be held on January 26 and will focus on “Defining and Defending the Sacredness of Life.” Among the many pro-life experts and activists, speakers will be John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview; Roland Warren, CEO of Care Net; and Kurt Dillinger, Founder of Life International.
On Friday, January 27, Anglicans will meet for a morning prayer and worship service before walking together in the March for Life.
For further logistics and registration, please visit AnglicansforLife.org.
2.) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Life Conference
Lutherans will gather for daily prayer, worship, devotions, guest speaker lectures, and participate in the March for Life together January 27-29 in Arlington, Virginia. The theme for LCMS’ pro-life conference this year is “Life 360°” and will focus on the Synod’s new “Eyes of Life” campaign, an initiative to change the public conversation on life issues through activism.
For more information on the LCMS Life Conference, please visit LCMS.org.
3.) Methodist Pro-Life Service
Faithful Methodists gather every year on the morning of the March for Life in Washington, D.C. for a prayer and worship service, hosted by the unofficial pro-life caucus of the United Methodist Church. Please join Lifewatch and other pro-life Methodists at 9:30 am on Friday, January 27, at the United Methodist Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Washington, D.C.
4.) Evangelicals for Life
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family are co-hosting the second annual Evangelicals for Life conference, a pro-life gathering for evangelicals in conjunction with the March for Life. Evangelicals from across the country will gather at the J.W. Marriot Hotel on January 26-28 to get equipped on sanctity of life issues by speakers including ERLC President Dr. Russell Moore, Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly, and many more pro-life experts and advocates.
For registration, simulcast access, or logistics, please visit www.Evangelicals.life.
5.) National Prayer Vigil
Over 20,000 Catholics reportedly gather on the eve of the March for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. for an annual all-night prayer vigil hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Pro-Life Secretariat alongside Catholic University of America, and the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.
The vigil begins with Solemn Opening Mass, an address by the USCCB’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hours every hour on the hour through 6am, followed by Morning Prayer, Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament before concluding with the Solemn Mass for Life.
For more information, please visit www.usccb.org.Google+