40 Days for Life and Life Chain
Special Report - September 27, 2011
Pro-life citizens in North Carolina and across the United States will have the opportunity this month to participate in two important events aimed at protesting and ending abortion with the bi-annual “40 Days for Life” campaign, and “National Life Chain Sunday.”
The fall 2011 campaign for “40 Days for Life” officially begins tomorrow, September 28, and will run through November 6. The mission of the pro-life event, which is observed twice a year, is “to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.” This year’s fall “40 Days for Life” campaign will be observed in 301 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including five cities in North Carolina. Throughout the 40-day campaign, pro-life citizens gather for a time of “prayer and fasting,” “constant vigil” outside abortion clinics, and “community outreach.”
Also, this Sunday, October 2, pro-life citizens will gather on designated sidewalks with their friends and family members to peacefully protest abortion during the 2011 “National Life Chain Sunday.” The annual event, which began in California in 1987, and is now observed by thousands of pro-life citizens in communities across the U.S. and Canada, is described as “a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion.” During the 90-minute life chain, which is scheduled in most locations from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Oct. 2, participants hold up signs with specific, pre-approved messages, including: “Abortion Kills Children,” “Pray to End Abortion,” and “Life-The First Inalienable Right.”
The 2011 “National Life Chain Sunday” is scheduled for observance in over 40 cities and towns in North Carolina, including Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh, on October 2. For information on an event in your community, go here, and click on North Carolina.
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