Colorado Springs, Colo. – Focus on the Family, Children's Hope Chest, iEmpathize and New Life Church are joining together to sponsor The Life and Justice Conference on March 8-9 at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. to highlight the dignity of human life at every stage and in every condition.
In our culture, there has been a divide between pro-life advocates who focus primarily on preborn children and their mothers, and justice-minded advocates who focus primarily on issues such as human trafficking and genocide. Life and Justice 2013 will bring together both groups and encourage them to take action together. Specifically, the conference will focus on the dignity of preborn children, orphans, immigrants, those living with special needs, the elderly, and victims of human trafficking and genocide.
The conference will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers like Focus President Jim Daly, Q Ideas' Gabe Lyons, Feminists for Life President Serrin Foster and Rev. Sam Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. It will also feature various breakout sessions that will flesh out strategies for prevention, intervention and concrete "next steps" for participants to take.
"It's our goal to help unite Christians and help them see how our life and justice passions are rooted in the same truth – that every human has an inherent, God-given dignity we must uphold and protect," said Kelly Rosati, vice president of Focus' Community Outreach. "We want to educate people on what God says about life. And we also will encourage the doing of God's word, or orthopraxy, by equipping participants to get involved and put their faith into action."
Christianity Today Roundtable Kicks-off Event
On Thursday, March 7, the day before the conference starts, Focus on the Family and Christianity Today will host a 60-minute roundtable discussion with leaders from some of the diverse groups represented at Life and Justice 2013. It will be streamed live from Christianitytoday.com at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT. It will also be available for later viewing.
The roundtable will center on taking a stand together for the dignity of every life and engaging the culture well. The conversation will be moderated by Christianity Today Editor Mark Galli and will feature:
- Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
- Gabe Lyons, Founder, Q Ideas
- Tom Davis, CEO, Children's Hope Chest
- Serrin Foster, President, Feminists for Life of America
- Dr. Daniel Carroll, Board Member at NHCLC and Professor at Denver Seminary
- Kendis Paris, National Director, Truckers Against Trafficking
For more information, visit http://www.lifeandjusticeconference.org/.
To coordinate a media interview, contact Nina Coppola at 719-531-3386 or by email at Nina.Coppola@fotf.org.