Post-Roe Life-Affirming Help

Posted on June 28, 2022 By

by Rachel MacNair Now that we can refer to the Roe era in the past tense, we have some different considerations for building a Culture of Life (and a Culture of Peace, which I see as the same thing).  Abortions Going Down  A commonly expressed fear in the media is that abortions can only be…

Major Obstacle Removed!

Posted on June 24, 2022 By

We’ve marched and educated and advocated, and finally it’s happened, as of June 24, 2022: months shy of 50 years, the United States courts will now allow citizens to influence abortion policy without judges telling them they can’t. The work ahead is huge, but at least it now has the chance to be more effective….

Must We Resign Ourselves to Violence?

Posted on June 21, 2022 By

by Julia Smucker Once while taking a graduate-level test in cultural anthropology, I had a revelation of sorts. In the class, we’d been discussing what’s revealed when different cultural values come into tension. The test essay question went something like, “What would the repeal of motorcycle helmet laws say about American cultural values, and how…

Buy the Time to Make Peace: Seeking a Cease-Fire in the Ukraine War

Posted on June 15, 2022 By

by John Whitehead The Ukraine-Russia war recently passed its 100-day mark. In those 100 days, the war has killed huge numbers of people (precise numbers are unclear) and displaced millions. The war also still threatens to cause harm beyond Ukraine’s borders, whether through a broader conflict between Russia and the west or through an international…

In Defense of Detachment: The Different Approaches to Protecting Lives

Posted on June 7, 2022 By

by John Whitehead A commitment to the consistent life ethic is a commitment to protect people’s lives against violence or other threats. This essential commitment is present among all varieties of consistent life advocates and their different approaches to the ethic. Sometimes, though, consistent life advocacy can involve a more personal, concrete, and emotional type…