Abortion and War: Breaking through the Euphemism Barrier

Posted on January 15, 2020 By

by Sarah Field Have you ever noticed the similarities between pro-abortion and pro-war arguments? It seems that whenever we want to justify killing people, we just automatically adopt similar conversational rules in order to maintain a veneer of respectability. Of course, it’s important to be clear that one is not supporting killing in general. For…


Northern Ireland’s New Colonialism

Posted on January 7, 2020 By

by Maria Horan Throughout the twentieth century, much of Northern Ireland’s oppressions have been orchestrated in true colonial form from Westminster in London. But a new wave of violence has been re-established in the past months with legalized abortion being undemocratically forced on the North, as a small number of pro-abortion members of Parliament (MPs)…


The Early Christian Tradition

Posted on December 10, 2019 By

    Remarks from Rob Arner at the Warminster March for Life, November 2, 2019, at the Warminster Planned Parenthood center where they do abortions. Slightly edited.         It’s wonderful to be with you this afternoon for the first of what will hopefully be an annual event at this facility, until such…


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…