"National Life Chain Sunday" is October 5
Special Report - October 2, 2008
This Sunday, October 5, thousands of pro-lifers across the United States and in North Carolina will gather together to publicly pray for an end to abortion on “National Life Chain Sunday 2008.” The annual prayer eventwhich began in 1987 with 2,500 pro-lifers in Californiais traditionally held the first Sunday in October in over 1,300 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in each time zone. “Life Chain Sunday” is described by organizers as a “visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception.” During the hour-long vigil, participants from a variety of denominational backgrounds stand on designated public sidewalks in their communities and pray for the nation and for an end to abortion, while holding pro-life signs with messages such as, “Jesus Forgives and Heals,” “Abortion Hurts Women,” and “Adoption: The Loving Option.”
“Life Chain Sunday” will be observed in approximately 35 communities in North Carolina this year, with some multiple observances in several cities, such as Charlotte. For a list of local life chain events, visit the web site at www.lifechain.net and click on “National Listing” and then “North Carolina.” The National Life Chain web site also includes sample flyers, bulletin inserts, and information on where to order Life Chain signs. Note that the alternative date for Life Chain Sunday this year is October 26, and some cities, such as Greenville, NC, are holding the event on that date.
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