Evangelical leaders are working with Roman Catholics to host their first-ever pro-life conference, “Evangelicals for Life” early next year. It is to be hosted by Focus on the Family and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Evangelicals admire the pro-life efforts of Catholics, and owe “an incalculable debt” to them, according to ERLC President Russell Moore. Roman Catholics have been effectively protesting abortion on a national scale for a long time, and the Evangelists are ready to join them in their fight for the dignity of life.
The conference is scheduled to take place on January 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington D.C. It will feature speakers and talks related to the pro-life movement, as well as issues related to human trafficking and elderly care.
The event scheduled just before the 2016 elections is not a coincidence. Although the Evangelists recognize this issue is much larger than just politics, it is undeniable that there is a strong political importance on the issue.
It is the responsibility of the government to protect vulnerable lives. Spreading awareness about pro-life issues is essential in the start of an election year.
It is the hope that events like March of Life and Evangelicals for Life will inform voters and encourage them to make informed decisions when it is time to fill out their ballot.