Congratulations to the wonderful team of young people who spent a week travelling around the towns and cities of Scotland earlier this month, spreading the pro-life message. They had many good conversations with passers-by and got around 500 signatures for the petition against the decriminalisation of abortion. We were glad to be able to host them for their training and join them for their closing party, kindly hosted by the Knights of St Columba.
Thanks you so much for all your support. So far this year, over the months of January and February, your donations have been used to support 70 vulnerable families.
Items that we are in need of currently are:
Ikea bags – the big blue ones (we use these to package clothing that we give out)
Have a look at this interview featuring the young people who attended the March for Life in Washington in January. The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative gets a few mentions
The award winning MFM Project runs fertility education workshops for boys and girls in their pre-teen years. We are looking for women and men to become trainers.
“ I can only protect what I value and respect.”
In a society where sex education is geared towards protecting young people from fertility (with negative connotations such as sexual abuse, STIs, abortion), this education programme seeks rather to teach young people to value their own body as a treasure and thus protect their fertility.
The girl’s workshop is titled ‘The Cycle Show’: the girls sit around the stage of life, made of colourful, beautiful materials. They experience what is going on inside their bodies through interactive elements, age appropriate props, storytelling and music.
The boy’s workshop is titled ‘Agents on a Mission’: a James Bond style adventure around male anatomy, with lots of physical exercise. They also learning about the female body and fertilisation of an egg creating a new life.
Take home message – every one of us was a ‘double champion’ at the start of our lives – made from the champion sperm and the queen egg.
Have a look at their website here: www.mfmprojectuk.org
We would like to bring these fertility education workshops to Scotland and are looking for women and men who would like to train to teach these workshops. Women teach the girl’s workshop and men teach the boy’s workshop. Please get in touch with Jess if you are interested- email firstname.lastname@example.org. And you can also contact the UK Co-ordinator Hilary Hodgson email@example.com
There is training scheduled in Bollington, Cheshire this year:
Men’s training (“Agents on a Mission”): Thursday 20th April – Friday 21st April
Women’s training (“The Cycle Show”): Saturday 6th May – Sunday 7th May
If there is sufficient interest, then we can also organise training in Glasgow at a later date.
The group of young people from Scotland who attended the March for Life in Washington DC last week, marched along with at least 700,000 others. They are featured in this official video of the March for Life. As well as attending the march, they took part in an excellent Students for Life conference.
Today is the 44th annual March for Life in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
A group of 12 young people from Scotland have travelled over with SPUC Scotland, to take part in the March for Life. This is the biggest annual pro-life event in the world, with hundreds of thousands expected to attend. There will be a great line-up of speakers. We wish them all the best as they stand up for the life of the unborn child.
Here are some pictures of them before leaving:
For more information, see http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2017/rally-march-info/
Our 4th Annual St Margaret’s Ladies’ Lunch was a great success. 160 ladies gathered for a sumptuous 3 course meal, with talks in between courses about what is going on in terms of pro-life work around Scotland. There were also stalls selling crafts, jewellery and bric-a-brac; as well as a raffle and Irish bingo. The speakers were Sr Roseann Reddy and Louise Grant, SPUC Scotland development officer. We had ladies from Glasgow, Ayr, Dumbarton, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Edinburgh, Hawick and even Aberdeen. The main purpose of the Ladies’ Lunch is to encourage pro-life women around Scotland, enable them to meet each other and have a fun afternoon. As a bonus, this year’s Ladies’ Lunch also raised over £4000 for the work of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative.