Robert Colquhoun has organised the following event which looks certain to be a sell-out. I strongly recommend for anyone with an interest in promoting the pro-life cause in their local parish, the timings are designed to be convenient for both families and pastors and priests. The seminar is open to Christians of all denominations.
Breaking the silence in the Church
St Wilfrid’s Hall, Oratory House, Brompton Road, London, SW7 2RP
The talk is at 3pm on 28 January 2014 and is repeated at 7pm.
Helping Christians respond with humility, compassion and understanding
Robert Colquhoun and Jonathan Jeffes
The purpose of the seminar is to introduce you to a programme called Breaking the Silence. It is a teaching resource to help Christians navigate the sensitivities and raise the issue within their own Churches.
Over one third of all women in Britain will have an abortion at some point in their life. Despite its widespread acceptance in contemporary society, a powerful and uncomfortable silence has grown up around abortion in the Church.
What should Christians think and say about abortion?
This talk aims to help Christians to break the silence.
YOU will discover…
- An overview of tradition Christian teaching and theology
- Analysis of why there is an uncomfortable silence in the Church
- A simple strategy for change to help Christians listen to others and respond to the issue with humility, compassion and understanding.
- Practical advice including guidance on speaking about abortion with sensitivity in a Church setting, and on handling it compassionately as a pastoral issue.
Jonathan Jeffes is a crisis pregnancy counsellor and has led post-abortion recovery groups for women and men for over twenty years. It is from the perspective of those who have experienced abortion in the past that Jonathan writes and speaks from. He is a regular speaker in Churches and theological colleges in the UK and is the author of two books on the subject.
Robert Colquhoun is the UK campaign director and international outreach co-ordinator for 40 Days for Life.