Principles and aims
Endeavour Forum aims to enhance the status of uniquely female roles - we affirm that men and women are equal but different, not equal and the same.
We support the right to life of all human beings from conception to natural death. Our aim is a society in which married women with children can work or not work in paid employment as they choose. We can only do this by educating the public and the parliamentary representatives of the situation facing families today.
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Endeavour Forum NGO Parallel Event at the UN on 23rd March 2016
As an NGO with special consultative status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations, Endeavour Forum Inc. - a World Congress of Families Partner - will host a NGO Parallel Event during the 60th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in New York on March 23rd at 8:30 am on the 10th floor of the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, 10017. The Event is titled "Asian Women's Health and Reproductive Rights," and will include a screening of part one of the new, cutting-edge documentary "HUSH," which takes an objective look at the health effects of abortion on women.
"HUSH" is the result of an unusual collaboration between "pro-choice" award-winning independent documentary director Punam Kumar Gill, and pro-life Producer Joses Martin whose conversations about the health effects of abortion led to this project. Gill and Martin determined to find out the truth for the sake of women's health. This extraordinary documentary includes interviews with an abortionist, former abortion patients and many experts examining the mountain of evidence linking induced abortion to breast cancer and cervical damage resulting in subsequent premature births, and how abortion impacts the health of post-abortive women.
Chair of the NGO event is Eve Sanchez Silver (International Coalition of Color for Life). Speakers include Dr. Angela Lanfranchi (a breast surgeon and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute) and Professor Joel Brind (researcher and professor of human biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York). Denise Mountenay (founder and president of Canada Silent No More) will discuss how abortion damages a women's mental and reproductive health, as a former abortion patient.
The Deconstruction of Reality - Safe Schools Coalition Program
by Babette Francis, posted Friday, 26 February 2016 OnLine Opinionhttp://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=18052
Results in education appear somewhat dismal for Australian school students. Learning First, an Australian education research group has reported on data from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) which tested the basic skills of half a million 15-year-old students in 65 industrialized countries in 2012.
The data showed that Chinese students were three years head of Australian students in maths, and eighteen months ahead in reading and science. Australian students are also 17 months behind Hong Kong students in maths, 20 months behind students in Singapore, and five months behind students in the Canadian province of British Columbia. No doubt our state and federal governments' education bureaucracies will give these deficiencies in our school systems the attention that is warranted.
But there is a far more serious problem affecting Australian school children, and it has only recently come to light. This is a devastating medical and health problem which requires consideration at the highest level of Government and by our Health and Medical Departments. Apparently a substantial number of Australian school children have no genitals. It is not clear whether these hapless children were born without genitals or had to have them surgically removed for various reasons, but this tragedy requires the most urgent attention, and Australian parents should be most grateful to the Safe Schools Coalition for drawing attention to their plight.
The Deconstruction of Gender
by Babette Francis
A speech delivered on September 13, 2015, at the 44th Eagle Council, the major annual conference of the Eagle Forum, held in St Louis, Missouri.
The title of my paper is "The Deconstruction of Gender", but it is really about the deconstruction of reality and what is bordering on a collective insanity. I say "bordering on insanity", because there is still apparently a line to be crossed. A man is a hero if he calls himself a woman, but if he thinks he is Napoleon he is regarded as crazy; but is it any more likely that Bruce Jenner is a woman than a reincarnated Napoleon? I was born in India where many Hindus believe in reincarnation, so a man, especially one who has fathered several children, is just as likely to be Napoleon as he is to be a woman. And what if a man thinks he is a chicken trapped in a man's body? If a man is called courageous because he says he is a woman, isn't he even more courageous for saying he is a chicken? And how long before we provide him with feather implants, poultry hormones and beak surgery? Let him strut and crow and legally marry hens. Let's open a new frontier not merely in transgender but in trans-species.
Report on World Congress of Families Regional Event
Babette's Feast - behind a steel mesh fence
by Babette Francis, National and Overseas Coordinator of Endeavour Forum Inc.
The heroine of the film "Babette's Feast" had a struggle to bring smiles to the faces of her dour employers and I was determined to do the same for all those who registered for the Melbourne Regional Event of the World Congress of Families, but I hadn't realised the formidable obstacles in my path.
"Cardinal Pell and Islam"
Cardinal Pell's speech to the Legatus Summit, Florida, 4/2/2006 - Cardinal George Pell
(readers might like to access it from our site because it is missing from the News Weekly website apparently because of a "broken link" - Editor)
"Can Islam and the Western democracies live together peacefully? What of Islamic minorities in Western countries? Views on this question range from näive optimism to bleakest pessimism. Those tending to the optimistic side of the scale seize upon the assurance of specialists that jihad is primarily a matter of spiritual striving, and that the extension of this concept to terrorism is a distortion of koranic teaching. On the pessimistic side of the equation, concern begins with the Koran itself. In my own reading of the Koran, I began to note down invocations to violence. There are so many of them, however, that I abandoned this exercise after 50 or 60 or 70 pages. I will return to the problems of Koranic interpretation later in this paper..." Read More