Does the Consistent Life Ethic Water Down Life Issues?

Posted on August 29, 2015 By

Some say the consistent life ethic (CLE) waters down a particular life issue. The harsher critics state, or at least imply, that this is deliberate. This kind of criticism is not new, but this year I’ve been seeing it more than I usually do. While some may be insincere about their support of the CLE,…

First Stirrings on Connecting the Life Issues

Posted on August 24, 2015 By

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…

Rejecting Mass Murder: Looking Back on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Posted on August 10, 2015 By

By John Whitehead, Secretary of Consistent Life The United States devastated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on, respectively, August 6th and 9th, 1945, in what were—to date—the only occasions in history that atomic bombs were used in wartime. The atomic bombings killed tens of thousands of people instantly, with many more dying of…

An Open Letter to Fellow Human Rights Activists

Posted on August 3, 2015 By

From Richard Stith J.D.(Yale), Ph.D.(Yale), Professor of Law & Consistent Life Board Member I think any endorsement of abortion rights to be a mistake, for two reasons: Endorsing abortion rights causes further harm to already oppressed women, particularly in the developing world. And endorsing abortion rights hurts our important work for human rights in general….