poverty


Over 20 Million People Facing Starvation – And We Should Care!

by Tony Magliano Think of a time when you were hungry. Remember how it felt, a bit uncomfortable, right? You may have even said, “I’m starving!” But you knew that in a short time the next meal would be there for you. Knowing that a good meal was awaiting you allowed your slight hunger to…


A New Pro-Life Movement

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…


The Poor Cry Out for Justice, and We Respond with Legalized Abortion

by Graciela Olivarez, 1972 Commissioner appointed by US President Richard Nixon from the “Separate Statement of Graciela Olivarez” in Report of the President’s Commission on Population and the American Future U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972 To brush aside a separate statement on the issue of abortion on the grounds that it is based on religious…


People Are So Much More than their Circumstances

by Lisa Stiller I recently had the awesome opportunity to attend the Religious Education Congress, an annual gathering of about 40,000 Catholics that come from all over the country and descend upon Anaheim, California. The event has grown from a conference aimed at religious education instructors to one that has something for everyone – social…


The Myth of Sexual Autonomy

by Julianne Wiley Note: Julianne Wiley (aka Juli Loesch) was the founder of Prolifers for Survival, the predecessor group of Consistent Life (CL). This is an updated version of an article published in the Spring 1987 version of Sisterlife, then newsletter of CL member group Feminists for Life.   Occasionally on the web we find…


First Stirrings on Connecting the Life Issues

by Carol Crossed, Consistent Life Board member In the 1970s and 1980s and in the midst of raising six children, I was immersed in several activist movements of the day.  What began in world hunger and lobbying activity for Bread for the World became more sophisticated with the Nestle Boycott.  Understanding the corporate role in…


Supporting the dignity of every life

When I was five years old, my parents felt a call to go to the Deep South. So, without any job to go to, our family of six packed important belongings into an old truck, and our caravan of the truck and our car headed from South Dakota to Georgia. We stayed temporarily at Koinonia Farm, an…