Our staff at NCLN wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. We are so incredibly blessed to be able to work with and for you as we support pro-life student leaders and share our life-affirming, life-saving message on university campuses. We have much to be thankful for and rejoice over as we celebrate this joyous season!
As we reflect on the meaning of the season, there is so much that affirms and encourages us in our pro-life ministry. We encourage you to take couple minutes to read our Christmas reflection
, written by our Western Campus Coordinator, Joanna.
GEARING UP FOR 2016!
To ensure you’re equipped to start off the new year, we have a variety of resources, campaigns, and events to help you impact your campus!
Our monthly SPARC
outreach will continue, starting in January with a pro-life t-shirt day on January 28th
(commemorating the 28th anniversary of the R. v. Mortgentaler decision that struck down all laws against abortion in Canada). Click here
to download the Spring 2016 SPARC Calendar!
Geared for Life T-Shirts
Check out our Geared for Life page
and order a pro-life t-shirt! Wearing the t-shirt is a simple way to be a pro-life witness, and can lead to many fruitful conversations. Buy one by January 8th so you have a chance to receive it in time for our January SPARC
Responding to Physician Assisted Suicide in Canada
Our staff are working with LifeCanada
on a campaign we can use on our campuses and in our communities to educate people about physician assisted suicide, and to move them to action as we support the vulnerable in our society. To kickstart the campaign, our NCLN Western Office will be co-hosting a workshop in Vancouver on Saturday January 30th
. Stay tuned for further details.
The QA Project
Need more resources to fuel your QA Project activism? Visit our Geared for Life page
to order cards, pins, and stickers online!
We pray you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all the amazing work you’ve done to bring more light and hope into this world.
Your NCLN Team
This post was written for Youth Protecting Youth by
YPY Info Officer. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.
At the beginning of this school year, we talked about what was new with YPY. So what have we accomplished since then? As with all pro-life activism that engages people, the results of our work can’t fully be determined or quantified. Who knows how many students reconsidered their position on abortion after reading a pamphlet, seeing a picture, or talking with someone who treated them with respect? But it can be useful to review quantifiable activities, so here’s this year in review:
Club members gave about 25 man/woman-hours of “Choice” Chain and pamphleting, handing out over 2700 pamphlets. They chalked 20 chalkboards for about 20 weeks during the semesters. The club added more than 30 new people to the regular email list, and our president gave four presentations to classes. We held three apologetics workshops which were attended by all active members at one point or another.
Events included two successful open houses with a total of about 30 curious students attending and many good conversations. Over 130 bought tickets for the Gala fundraiser. The club sent a representative to the NCLN (National Campus Life Network) symposium in Toronto. YPY’s annual $1000 bursary was provided to a young mother from Campbell River. The club showed the documentary “It’s a Girl,” which addresses the issue of gendercide.
We also held a blog-writing workshop to equip our members to contribute to the blog. We published 12 (now 13) blog articles since September 2012. The blog received over 5000 views in this time, making for a total of over 28,000 views. 237 facebook users “like” our page and if every one of them posted an article, over 92,000 people could see it.
In conclusion, we’d like to thank everyone who’s contributed to this year’s success, especially the executive members. We would love to have you join YPY in our life-saving efforts. With your help, next year will be even better.
Read the comments at the Youth Protecting Youth website.