Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pro-Life Training Conference, London 6 Feb

I'd delighted to post this on behalf of Robert Colquoun and 40 Days for Life.


FREE pro-life training - Ending Abortion Conference

London, United Kingdom, Saturday 6 February 10am until 5pm

St Patrick's Church, 21a Soho Square, London, W1D 4NR

Abortion is the leading cause of death in the world, ending more lives than cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS, war, hunger … or any other cause (Based on data from the World Health Organization).

The abortion crisis has reached epidemic levels across the world, destroying the lives of children and leaving women and men scarred with lives of regrets… every single day. WE cannot simply wait for politicians to solve this crisis. It’s up to us to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” – right in our own communities.

To help combat this crisis effectively, you’re invited to a one day workshop, sponsored by 40 Days for Life. The intensive event has been designed to help pro-life advocates develop skills, launch and expand effective life-saving projects, involve more people than ever before and save the maximum number of lives from abortion.

During the hands-on workshop, you will be taught by leading pro-life experts. Each presenter will be speaking from their extensive live saving experience, and will reveal practical strategies you can immediately put into action to save more lives.

During the training, you will learn…

  • Why, after decades of legalised abortion, the pro-life movement is on the brink of massive breakthrough.
  • Practical strategies to help women in unexpected pregnancies choose life… and provide healing for women (and men) who have been harmed by abortion.
  • The vital importance of youth to the pro-life cause, and how to light a fire of enthusiasm for productive pro-life action at school, university and college campuses
  • How God uses ordinary people to change hearts and minds, save lives and transform communities.

There is no cost to attend the training, but online registration on this page is mandatory prior to the event, and lunch is provided on the day. Please contact the organisers to find out more details of events following the conference.

Speakers include:

Shawn Carney - Ending abortion in the local community

Joseph Meaney - What you do not know about the culture of life

Matt Britton - chair of board for 40 Days for Life

Clare McCullough - Good Counsel Network

Robert Colquhoun - Saving more lives in the local community

Rhoslyn Thomas - Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Speaker Bios

Shawn Carney is one of the youngest and most sought-after speakers in America today.

Shawn began in the pro-life movement in college as a volunteer and after college was asked to be the Executive Director of the organization he volunteered for, the Coalition for Life which is made up of over 60 churches in Texas.

Shawn’s passion for local pro-life ministry led to rapid growth during his years as executive director. Shawn helped recruit and train thousands of volunteers, increased the income of the organization’s annual banquet from $80,000 to $322,000, and orchestrated the purchase and remodeling of a new office next door to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility to offer free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, and loving support to women. Shawn knows and understands firsthand the joys and challenges of running a local pro-life organization and of putting on a local fundraising banquet.

As a speaker and consultant Shawn has helped non-profits raise over $22 MILLION for their missions.

In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. This breakthrough initiative – made up of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, round-the-clock peaceful vigil outside a local abortion center, and grassroots door-to-door outreach – dropped local abortion numbers by 28%.

Beginning in 2007, Shawn helped to expand 40 Days for Life as a national and then international movement. Today 40 Days for Life has been done in 579 cities in all 50 states and 30 countries including England, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Uganda, and Russia.

His efforts have mobilize more than 650,000 pro-life volunteers over the last 8 years. 40 Days for Life has confirmed reports of 10,331 mothers choosing life and 118 abortion center workers who have has conversions and left their jobs, including former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson who walked into Shawn’s office just next door to her abortion facility.

Shawn is a regular media spokesperson and his work has been featured on hundreds of media outlets including Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor”, The New York Times, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Drudge Report, and USA Today, and Christian media, including The Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Salem Radio, Relevant Radio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family.

Shawn also serves as executive producer and host of the new pro-life television series, “Being Human,” which airs in 128 million homes via the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

Shawn’s experience in local and international pro-life ministry has led him across America, inspiring audiences at pregnancy center events, conferences, fundraising banquets, churches, colleges, and high schools. His passion for helping women and the unborn is contagious.

Shawn lives in Texas with his wife and five children.

Dr. Joseph Meaney is the director of international coordination at Human Life International. One of the world’s leading experts on the international pro-life movement, Dr. Joseph Meaney speaks French, Spanish, and Italian fluently. His bachelors and masters degrees from the Catholic University of Dallas and the University of Texas Institute of Latin American Studies prepared him for an international career that has included lectures and investigative journalism missions on all continents and over 74 countries. Joseph completed in 2015 his PhD in Bioethics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. He currently works out of the new HLI office in Paris, France, where he resides with his wife, Marie and their daughter, Therese.

Joseph’s work has been featured in publications such as Crisis Magazine, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The American Spectator, Inside Catholic, National Catholic Register, and LifeSiteNews. He also appeared in the pro-life documentary “Silent Fall,” and is featured in HLI’s documentaries which debuted on EWTN “Central and Eastern Europe: A Return to Life” and “Central America and Mexico: Fighting for Life, Faith and Family.”

Matt Britton

Board Chair, 40 Days for Life

Matt Britton is an attorney who has served as an elected prosecutor, county attorney, litigator in a major firm and as in-house counsel.

Matt is a committed pro-life advocate through active involvement in many causes promoting and protecting the sanctity of human life; but mostly through his fantastic wife of more than 20 years, Libby, and their eight great children. Matt and his family live in Virginia.

Robert Colquhoun

International Outreach Director, 40 Days for Life

Robert is based in London, where he led the first 40 Days for Life campaign in England. The vigils were held outside an abortion facility that, after several campaigns, stopped doing abortions and eventually closed its doors. Robert has helped the 40 Days for Life mission spread across the United Kingdom. He now assists local leaders coordinate 40 Days for Life efforts in nations as widespread as Australia, Croatia, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa.
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