Political Homelessness is Better than a Wrong Political Home

Posted on December 3, 2019 By

Note: As with all political commentaries, this post reflects the viewpoint of the author, who chooses to use a pen name. We encourage and publish a wide diversity of views.   by Ms. Boomer-ang   People with a consistent life philosophy should be wary about efforts to recruit us into conservative movements. Rejection by liberals…

On Praying for the Military

Posted on November 19, 2019 By

The following is a letter CLN board member Julia Smucker addressed to her church at the request of one of her pastors after raising these concerns in person. As a nonsectarian organization, we welcome perspectives from various faiths, as well as secular ones, that affirm consistent-life principles.     Since attending my current church, I…

Stewardship and the Consistent Life Ethic

Posted on November 12, 2019 By

by Tom Taylor Alarming reports about climate change and ecological damage along with John Whitehead’s recent blog post on climate change have led me to thinking about stewardship. The principle of stewardship, it seems to me, is inherent in the Consistent Life Ethic (CLE), has great value as a positive expression of CLE in practice,…

East Germany’s Peaceful Revolution: Remembering the Berlin Wall’s Fall

Posted on November 5, 2019 By

by John Whitehead The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago this year, on November 9, 1989. This massive barrier that since the 1960s had effectively imprisoned the residents of Communist-ruled East Berlin was also a symbol of the larger Cold War division between Eastern and Western Europe and the Soviet Union and the United States….

Will I be Treated the Same Way Now?

Posted on October 29, 2019 By

Due to giving medical details, the author wishes to remain anonymous. I am a disabled woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease that attacks the joints. I use a walker or a wheelchair in my daily life. I’m worried about where the medical field is heading. My home state of New Jersey has legalized assisted…

Rehumanize International – 6th Annual Conference

Posted on October 23, 2019 By

The 6th annual conference of our member group, Rehumanize International, happened October 18-20, 2019, in New Orleans. Consistent Life Network was a co-sponsor, and several of us attended. Sessions offered from CLN officers included: “Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress, Moral Injury, & the CLE” (Rachel MacNair) and “Apocalypse Never: Why We Must Reject Nuclear Weapons” (John Whitehead)….

How Consistent-life Advocacy Would Benefit from Ranked-Choice Voting

Posted on October 15, 2019 By

by Rachel MacNair   If there’s anything outside the purview of the Consistent Life Network, it’s the process we use for voting in government elections. Therefore, as with all posts with individual authors, this is my opinion, nothing official from the organization. The Consistent Life Network doesn’t endorse specific candidates or voting strategies. What is…

Remembering Gandhi at 150: The Power of Nonviolence and Respect for Life

Posted on October 9, 2019 By

(compiled by John Whitehead) The world just marked the 150th birthday anniversary of a famous advocate for nonviolent resistance and the consistent life ethic, Mohandas K. Gandhi. This lawyer who turned to advocating for India’s independence from Great Britain became famous for using civil disobedience against British imperial rule. His birthday of October 2nd is…

Climate Change and the Consistent Life Ethic: An Opportunity to Connect Issues

Posted on October 1, 2019 By

by John Whitehead Climate change and how to counter it has been much in the news over the past few weeks, with these topics being raised in the United Nations and in the streets. Harm to our shared environment should concern all of us and should especially concern advocates of the consistent life ethic. We…

Prevention of Child Abuse

Posted on September 24, 2019 By

by Rachel M. MacNair, Ph.D. Excerpts of Chapter 13 in Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion. References are turned into links.     Abuse of children is among the most horrific forms of violence and is depressingly widespread world-wide. Therefore, it is important to know whether the impact of abortion on its prevalence is helpful, harmful,…