Why do we march?By Georgette Forney
Why do we march? And why should you join us?
The Anglican Church declares the Sanctity of Life and the Church’s calling to protect it. From the Canons of the Anglican Church in North America:
"God, and not man, is the creator of human life. The unjustified taking of life is sinful. Therefore, all members and Clergy are called to protect and respect the sanctity of every human life from conception to natural death." (Canon II.8.3)
Anglicans for Life (AFL) envisions an Anglican community willing to stand up for life in a culture that embraces death—by stepping out with us in Washington DC, you are taking us one step closer to changing the hearts of our nation—and making abortion unnecessary and unthinkable.
Will you join us?
Come meet us at the corner of Madison and 7th Street N.W., by the Sculpture Garden at 12:00 p.m. on January 22, 2014. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may keep you updated on current events at Anglicans for Life.
See you at the March!
Georgette Forney is the President of Anglicans for Life. For more information on the March for Life, click here. You may also hear her talk on Life Issues and My Church presented at 2013 Synod of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic here.
March for Life Info
Schedule of Events
Want to know times and locations for the March for Life? Click here for a schedule of planned activities!
Join the Prayer Service
Jump on the Truro Bus or the Metro and head for the Prayer Service at Constitutional Hall. Learn more here.
Handy Map of the March
Click here for a view of the March for Life route from the Mall to the Supreme Court.
Take a Bus from Truro
Truro (Fairfax, VA) is offering free bus transportation on the morning of the March. Click here to request more info!
Take the Metro
Thinking of driving? Best park the car and ride Metro - here are some tips!
Quotable Quotes from last year's March for Life
"I view my attendance at this year’s annual March for Life as no less than a visible way to honor life and Our Creator."
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Anglican Diocese of the South
"I know that our involvement in this year’s March for Life in Washington DC is a great witness for the sanctity of life, both to the world and to our own people."
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bill Atwood
"This year’s March for Life marks the 40th year since abortion became legal across our nation, resulting in the loss of 55 million innocent lives. It also marks the first year that the Anglican Church has come together visibly to make a statement that we stand for LIFE! Join us in prayer and in every effort to care for and deliver those threatened by this tragedy."
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Steven Breedlove
"The Anglican Church has the opportunity to live out our founding Canon acknowledging the sanctity of life and the sin of abortion by participating in the March for Life."
The Rt. Rev. Eric V. Menees
Diocese of San Joaquin
A Prayer for Life
Heavenly Father, thank you for creating human life in Your image. Thank You for my life and the lives of those whom I love. Thank you for teaching us through Your Word the value You place on life. Help me to uphold the sanctity of life in my church and in my community. Give me the strength in the power of the Holy Spirit to stand up to those forces that seek to destroy the lives of those most vulnerable, the unborn, the infirm and the elderly. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of respecting life. I commit myself to protecting and defending the sacredness of life according to Your will, through the grace and love of Your Son Jesus Christ, our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord. Amen.