Archive for the ‘Day of Silent Solidarity’ Category

Students Will Keep Silent to Speak Up for the Unborn

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 1, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

Ninth annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity is on Oct. 15

People from 40 countries all over the globe will mute their voices for the ninth annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity on Oct. 15.

Founded by Bryan Kemper, Director of Stand True, the youth outreach of Priests for Life, the annual observance gives participants an opportunity to spread the word about the injustice of abortion without saying a word.

“More than a million babies are killed every year by abortion in this country alone. We will never hear their voices,” said Kemper. “Once a year we ask people to stand in solidarity with those silenced victims of abortion as a way of demonstrating their commitment to ending this tragedy once and for all.”

A nationwide web cast will take place at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 3 to address key points about the day and to make sure students understand their legal rights on campus. Featured speakers will include Kemper; Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, and other pro-life leaders.

To attend the web cast, go to http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventID=46335333.
The idea for the day of silence was born in 2004 after a college student in Louisiana asked Kemper how students across the country could work together to save the unborn.

“A spark went off in my head,” Kemper recalls. He headed to his basement computer and what was then a small email list to ask students to stand together in silent solidarity.

“We asked the students to take a vow of silence for a day, wearing red duct tape with the word ‘life’ or ‘silenced’ and pass out fliers explaining their silence to fellow students,” he said. “Now, something that started its first year as just a few thousand students from 300 campuses has grown into a worldwide outpouring of love and action.”

Schools, ministries, businesses and individuals can register their plans to participate at SilentDay.org, where they also will find ideas and resources for making the day a success.

“Fighting abortion requires us to act in solidarity with the babies abortion kills,” said Father Pavone. “By giving up our voices for a day, we remind others in a striking way that there is a whole segment of silent humanity waiting for us to recognize and protect them.”

For more information, contact media@priestsforlife.org, or call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or Rebecca Gabryel at 810-358-3362.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

Click here to leave a comment for
the article above.

Take Time to Pray: Life Goes On, or Does It?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Tornado-Victims-Oklahoma-05

[Have the Attitude of Christ] Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Philippians 2:1 NLT

My heart goes out to the victims of the recent Oklahoma tragedy. Let us continue to pray for them, and for all who continue to lose lives and property every day in America and across the globe. In the midst of all of the tragedy, one can’t help wondering if there is a connection between what humans term “natural disasters” and something closer to the human heart; are these “signs of the times” occurring more and more frequently in order to turn our attention away from the media spins back to the plight of humanity?

A few days before the tornado, I received a sad call regarding the death of Malcom X’s grandson, Malcom Shabazz. I never met him personally, but was planning to sit down with him and talk with him and encourage him for his prolife stance. My failure to go to such a meeting with him was maybe a case of my thinking that I’d find time one day to speak with Mr. Shabazz because I considered his brave prolife position as bold and courageous. However, time ran out for me, and sadly for Mr. Shabazz. He was killed on a tour outside of the country. I just want to thank him in his earthly absence for having had the courage to stand up against the scourge of abortion.

Later on in the week, I was preparing to accept another opportunity that I almost turned down, because I thought I was “too busy” to take the time. I was invited to do a talk, Purpose: Be Fruitful and Multiply, at a Mother-Daughter brunch in Atlanta. The topic of the meeting was “Matters of the Heart.” The sponsor of the event encouraged me to speak candidly about my own post abortion testimony and to also exhort the listeners to have a change of heart. I remember thinking that day and then later on in the week after the terrible Oklahoma tornado that no matter what happens, those who remain behind after a tragic death have to go on with our lives. And it is important to pray and ask God to help us not miss out on opportunities that might make a difference in someone’s life if we only take the time.

I imagine that we can all agree that no matter what happens, life does go on. There is life after Oklahoma. There is life after Gosnell. At least there is life for the living; prayerfully there is life after death for all of the innocent victims. Surely, there is life after death for everyone, but the question will have to be answered sooner or later. WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?

Malcom Shabazz

Click here to leave a comment for
the article above.

Students Pledge to Lose Their Voices for the Unborn

Monday, October 15th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 15, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

Walking to class with red tape across her lips last year, college student Betsy Joy was approached by a fellow student who asked what she was doing. She gave him literature describing her participation in the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. He confided to her that his girlfriend had recently had an abortion.

“I told him where he could go to find healing,” said Ms. Joy, a resident of Lansing, Mich. “It was a very powerful experience.”

Tomorrow, young people across the country, in more than 1,000 schools and ministries, will take part in this year’s Day of Silent Solidarity, which was founded in 2004 by Bryan Kemper, the founder of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach and the Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life.

“Sometimes silence is the most powerful statement,” said Kemper. “As pro-lifers, we try to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, but once a year, we join our silence to their silent suffering. It’s not too late to join us.”

For more information about the event, or to sign up, go to www.silentday.org.

The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is a project of Stand True, the youth outreach of Priests for Life, and is co-sponsored by LifeNews.com, Students for Life of America and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, challenged people of all ages to get involved with the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity:
“Are you willing to give up your voice for a day for those who will never have a voice,’” he asked. “Can you do it for the least of our brothers and sisters?”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

Click here to leave a comment for
the article above.

Youth Commit to Silence on Oct. 16: Ninth Annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity Enlists Hundreds of Thousands

Monday, October 1st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 1, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Hundreds of thousands of young people around the world will sacrifice their voices on Oct. 16 for the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. These young people will stand in solidarity with the thousands of children who lose their voices every day in the abortion holocaust. Many participants will wear red duct tape emblazoned with the words “Life” or “Silenced” over their mouths as they pass out fliers explaining the event, whose theme this year is “I Survived Roe V Wade, Roe v. Wade Will Not Survive Me.”

“Students will be sending a loud and clear message that abortion must end and all innocent human life must be protected from conception to natural death,” said event organizer Bryan Kemper, founder Stand True Pro-life Outreach and Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life.

America is closing in on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. on Jan. 22, 2013. One full generation of Americans have lived under the shadow of Roe and decriminalized child killing. Priests for Life, Survivors of The Abortion Holocaust, Students for Life of America are just a few of the organizations committed to educating, activating and equipping today’s young people to the generation that will succeed in abolishing abortion.

“The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is a day that pro-life students can stand in unity to honor those who have been permanently silenced by the violent act of abortion”, said Kristan Hawkins of Student for Life of America. “This is a great way for pro-life student groups to impact their campus by raising awareness of the personhood of the pre-born child and the resources available for women facing a crisis pregnancy, in order to empower them to choose life.”

Kristina Garza of Survivors said, “Students’ silent witness during the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity conveys to their peers and faculty the seriousness of abortion. It takes a certain amount of courage to commit to silence during an entire day of school. It is acting with that kind of courage that will end the holocaust initiated by Roe vs. Wade.”

This is the ninth annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity; students at thousands of high schools, middle schools and home schools have pledged to remain silent in solidarity with thousands of unborn children permanently silenced by abortion every single day.

“Over the past eight years we have heard from hundreds of girls who canceled their abortions because of the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity as well as hundreds of kids who changed their hearts and are now pro-life,” Kemper said. “These are just the ones we have heard back from; we have no idea how many lives were actually saved. But we do know that just one life makes this whole day worth the effort.”

The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is a project of Stand True, the youth outreach of Priests for Life, and is co-sponsored by LifeNews.com, Students for Life of America and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, stated, “I am proud we are sponsoring this project and urge schools to support the students who engage in it. To all students, we ask, ‘Are you willing to give up your voice for a day for those who will never have a voice?’”

For more information, visit www.SilentDay.org. To interview Kemper, call him at 540-538-2581.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

Click here to leave a comment for
the article above.