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NEWSLETTER No. 137 , February 2010

Endeavour Forum Inc
NGO in special consultative status with ECOSOC of the UN


The Manhattan Declaration

On 20 November 2009, the historic Manhattan Declaration was published. It is a momentous 4,700-word manifesto authored by Chuck Colson, Dr. Robert George and Dr. Timothy George, with input from many Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical leaders. The Manhattan Declaration draws a line in the sand on the three paramount issues of our time: the sanctity of human life, the sanctity of marriage as the holy and conjugal union of husband and wife, and the rights of religious liberty and conscience.

Endeavour Forum Inc, Public Meeting

Celebrating our 31st Birthday

7.30 pm, Friday, 5th February 2010 at St. Patrick's School Hall, Childers St., Mentone, Vic. 3194. The meeting will be chaired by Mr. David Perrin, National President, Australian Family Association. Special guests: His Lordship Bishop Peter Elliott, DD, who will say the Opening Prayer, and Mrs. Jan Kronberg, MLC who will speak on "Promoting a pro-life message in Victoria". Vote of thanks will be given by Mr. John Morrissey, writer and teacher. The Phyllis Schlafly awards will be presented by David Perrin & Babette Francis The meeting will be followed by supper. All welcome, $10 donation appreciated. RSVP essential: Mrs. Prue Oldham, (03) 9583 6835 or Mrs. Margaret Butts, (03) 9589 5039


Phyllis Schlafly Report

The feminists are going through one of their periodic soulsearching psychological examinations of what the women's liberation movement did or did not do for them, and why they are not happy with the result. Feminist dominance in newspapers, magazines, book publishers, television and academia makes it easy to command a full media rollout for their agonizing.


New National Women's Health Policy

A new report from researchers at a university in New Zealand indicates 85 percent of women who had abortions report negative mental health issues as a result. The report is the latest from Professor David Fergusson and his team showing abortions cause problems for women.


Breast Cancer Prevention Institute's 10th Anniversary

Childcare Controversies

Bo Petterson, Director of Children's Right to their Parents, Sweden, is Webmaster of an excellent, family-friendly

The Mindszenty Reportes.

Washington DC Mayor Refuses Citizens a Vote on Marriage

In a hearing today on "Greater Autonomy for the Nation's Capital," in November 2009, Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty stated he does not believe citizens in his city should have the right to vote on marriage. Asked if he would be in favor of a vote on a referendum against same-sex "marriage" in the District of Columbia, he responded, "The short answer is 'no.'"

Knocking Human Beings Off the Pedestal of Exceptionalism

Society’s belief in the unique moral value and importance of human life is under unprecedented assault. Most people still believe in human exceptionalism and are unaware that powerful social and cultural forces are working diligently to dismantle the sanctity of life ethic as the fundamental value of our social order. But the time has come to pay attention. If human life is knocked off the pedestal, universal human rights will be impossible to sustain.

Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation - Inaugural Celebration: International Men's Day

The inaugural International Men’s Day Celebration took place at Parliament House, Committee Room 1S3 from 12.15–1.30 pm on Thursday 19 November. Parliamentarians and members of the press gallery were invited to attend this historic occasion.

Feminist Dogma on Marriage Debunked

For years elite opinion has maintained that women are happier in marriages that represent a union of equals and where spouses share identical responsibilities in the workplace and at home. Even as very few couples actually live this way, a study by two noted University of Virginia sociologists debunks the feminist spin, finding that women - even those who espouse egalitarian ideals - are far happier in marriages that have a traditional division of labor.

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Nations Rap UN Rapporteur on "Gender-as-Social-Construct"

A host of nations lined up in October 2009 to criticize a special report on "gender-based human rights abuses in counterterrorism measures" for pushing a notion of gender as a fluid social construct and advancing a United Nations "gay rights" document known as the Yogyakarta Principles rather than focusing on the assigned task of examining the abuse of women caught up in the global "war on terror."


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