Intolerance Knows No Partisan Boundaries

Posted on April 18, 2017 By

by Lisa Stiller As a CL board member who has been working to promote CL representation at conferences and festivals—and the vast majority of the time loving it!—I have sometimes been amazed and discouraged at the amount of intolerance found on both the Left and Right. In the spring of 2015, I applied to have…


Noncooperation with Planned Parenthood

Posted on April 12, 2017 By

by Rachel MacNair As nonviolence advocates, when we take on abortion as one of our issues we naturally want to apply the knowledge about effective nonviolent action to countering abortion practice. A major part of the theory of why nonviolence works is that any kind of power relies on other people cooperating. From independence movements…


Pondering Justice

Posted on April 4, 2017 By

by Carol Crossed Why is it so difficult to get people to act for justice? There are seven qualities that acts of justice embody. First: Justice is public. You are trying to change the culture; people need to see you.  It’s not private. Second:  Justice is judgmental.  People “admonish the sinner” and “instruct the ignorant.” We…


More than Double the Trouble: Another Way of Connecting

Posted on March 28, 2017 By

by Rachel MacNair An important idea for understanding how social injustice works is making the rounds. It’s called “intersectionality,” and it’s a specialized way of connecting issues. That makes it right up our alley. Many good examples of intersectionality  have been offered, but those of us familiar with the consistent life ethic can offer some…


Progressive Prolifers at the Progressive Magazine 100th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on March 22, 2017 By

by Mary Krane Derr Note: this was originally published in the Consistent Life Network’s paper newsletter at the time it happened in 2009. It is offered now in the history of our adventures. We weren’t gate crashers. We were there as part of the festivities, sometimes recognized, sometimes not, sometimes welcome, sometimes, not. For starters, take…


On Being a Consistent Chimera

Posted on March 14, 2017 By

by Rob Arner I’ve always felt like something of a misfit, like I don’t fully belong. As a person living in 21st century North America, I find myself surrounded by an oppressively exclusive metaphor of the left-right political spectrum. It’s a moral and political environment with two competing “camps,” in which both claim to be fighting…


Find Our Blog Posts

Posted on March 7, 2017 By

 Educating Ourselves on Issues Figuring out Euthanasia: What Does it Really Mean? Open Letter to Fellow Human Rights Activists Rejecting Mass Murder: Looking Back on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Suffering and Injustice Concern Us All [connection to compassion for animals] More than Double the Trouble: Another Way of Connecting [intersectionality]  Reflections Perspectives on the Consistent Life…


Why Conservatives Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Posted on February 28, 2017 By

by Destiny Herndon-de La Rosa Not a day goes by that I don’t log onto my Facebook, sign into my email, or stream through a thread of tweets declaring one thing loudly: The government is corrupt on almost all levels and something must be done to take away its power. This might not be everyone’s experience,…


Historical Black Voices: Racism Kills

Posted on February 21, 2017 By

February is Black History Month, celebrated in the U.S. and Canada (and in Great Britain in October); it’s commonly also called African American History Month in the U.S.  In the US, the virulence of racism leads to a disproportionate impact on African Americans of the forms of  lethal violence: more likely to be targeted for…


A New Pro-Life Movement

Posted on February 14, 2017 By

by Shane Claiborne Note: Shane Claiborne founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia and heads up Red Letter Christians (people who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.”) His books include The Irresistible Revolution and Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why it’s Killing Us.     We…