05/03/15 - URGENT UPDATE
The Conference is now Full, and so no more bookings are being taken.
However, you can leave your details at the address below, in order to be sent advance information about next year's conference.
Cardinal Burke contributor to Remaining in the Truth of Christ will give the keynote address at the "2015 SPUC Youth Conference".
The event, which is aimed at 16-35 year olds, is being held at Southport from 6th-8th March. Details how to book a place at the conference are given at the foot of this story.
Clare Short of Faith in our Families explains:
"I would like to draw your attention to the SPUC Youth Conference (6th -8th March 2015) in Southport, for young people aged 16-35."
"The annual SPUC Youth Conference has been very successful in recent years in educating and motivating the youth of today to engage in peaceful and effective pro-life work all over the UK. The Youth Conference is also open to attendees from other countries and young people from Spain and Malta have been welcomed in recent years."
"The amazing line-up of speakers will include His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke who is one of the leading orthodox pro-life and pro-family voices in the Catholic Church today. He fiercely defended church teaching on sexuality, marriage and family at the recent Family Synod and was the main voice questioning the controversial mid-term report saying 'a great number of the Synod Fathers found it objectionable'".
"Obianuju Ekeocha – founder of Culture of Life Africa who’s mission is to spread the Gospel of Life throughout Africa especially at a time when many western countries are choosing to redefine culture and civilization as we know it. Africa has to now stand firmly by what she knows to be Culture of Life and Civilisation of Love. Culture of Life Africa is endorsed by The Pontifical Council for the Laity.”
"Ira Winter – a member of the Life Fertility Care team, who provide help and information on NaProTechnology – an ethical alternative to IVF, all aspects of NFP (Natural Family Planning) and how it relates to stronger marriages and families."
"Fiorella Nash – a pro-life feminist and a specialist in the areas of international surrogacy, pro-life feminism and abortion in China. Fiorella is a researcher, writer and political assistant at SPUC. She is also an accomplished novelist, wife and a mother of three children."
"Professor David Paton – a professor of Economics at Nottingham University and an expert in issues surrounding teenage pregnancy. His research on teenage pregnancy has been cited widely in the academic literature as well as being featured on numerous occasions in the national, on TV, radio and in Parliamentary debate."
"Paul Tully, SPUC's General Secretary, is an expert in legal and parliamentary policy surrounding pro-life issues. He has worked for SPUC for 33 years and has been involved with many different cases, including leading; the SPUC campaign defending the Glasgow Midwives, keeping abortion out of Northern Ireland, lobbies against euthanasia, assisted suicide and the human embryology act as well as branch development work. Paul was also vital in publishing the first ever Charities Bulletin which is still being updated and reproduced today."
"Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend workshops held by Ira Winter on the subject of NFP as well as Margaret Cuthill of Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH ), a post-abortion counsellor, and Janet Secluna Thomas of No Less Human, who worked alongside the late Alison Davis for many years and whose workshop will focus on how we talk about disability."
"Rhoslyn Thomas – Youth & Education officer for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) and one of the conference organisers added: “It is vital that the youth of today attend this conference to equip themselves with the knowledge needed to go out and carry out Pro-Life work in our schools, universities, homes and communities. This is the starting point from which we branch out and achieve the goal of defending and promoting the sanctity of human life. It is an opportunity that is not to be missed!"
Conference Booking Details
The conference begins on the afternoon of Friday 6th March and continues until just after lunch on Sunday 8th March 2015. The price is £100, including all meals and accommodation and it will be held in the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Southport (near Liverpool) and is open to those from the age of 16 to 35.
For more information and booking forms please contact Rhoslyn Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7820 3140.