Newsletter No. 154, April 2014
Endeavour Forum Inc. NGO in special consultative status with ECOSOC of the UN
Important upcoming events
622 Nicholson St, North Fitzroy, Vic.
Keynote Speaker: Dr David Van Gend, Queensland Secretary for the World Federation of Doctors who Respect Human Life
Tickets: $80 Adults and $65 Students
3-course meal & drinks included
RSVP by Wednesday, 11 June 2014: Mrs Phyllis Restall
Ph. (03) 9816 0800 - M. 0429 336 053
Register online @ www.ncc.org.au/life2014
30th August 2014: World Congress of Families Regional
St. Patrick's Hall, 16 Childers St., Mentone, Vic. 3194.
Keynote speaker: His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome.
The Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, Minister for Social Services and International Ambassador for WCF
Dr. Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, WCF.
The Hon. Robert Clark, Attorney-General, Victoria
Warwick and Alison Marsh, The Fatherhood Foundation.
The Hon. Bernie Finn,MLC (Vic)
Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, President, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, USA
Christine de Marcellus Vollmer, Latin American Alliance for the Family.
Rev. The Hon. Fred Nile, MLC, (NSW)
Paul Hanrahan, Family Life International
Most Rev. Bishop Peter Elliott, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne.
Patron: Dr Joe Santamaria OAM
All inquiries to Convener: Babette Francis, Endeavour Forum Inc. babette@endeavourforum,org.au Ph: (03) 9822 5218 or Conference Secretary: John Brennan, Knights of the Southern Cross firstname.lastname@example.org We have made this Event free to enable attendance by "ordinary" families, but we would gratefully accept donations to cover the fares of our international speakers who have given generously of their time. Space is limited so register early.
Chairs of the various sessions include:
Fr. Glen Tattersall, secretary, Australian Confraternity of
Peter Stevens, President, Family Council of Victoria
Councillor Rosalie Crestani, Casey City
Dr. Roland von Marburg, medical specialist, Albury
The Hon. Jan Kronberg, MLC, Vic.
Mrs. Vickie Janson, Australian Christians, Vic.
Mrs. Tanya O'Brien, Helpers of God's Precious Infants
Mr. David Perrin, former State MP, Vic.
List of sponsoring organistions: Endeavour Forum Inc. - WCF Partner; Fatherhood Foundation, Dads 4 Kids - WCF Partner; Latin American Alliance for the Family - WCF Partner; Bruderhof - WCF Partner; The Howard Centre, Rockford, USA - WCF Partner; Family Council of Victoria; Focus on the Family; Family Life International; Helpers of God's Precious Infants; Life Network Australia; Christian Democrat Party; Australian Christians; Catholic Women's League of Victoria & Wagga Wagga and Catholic Women's League of Australia; CultureWatch; WCTU Drug Free Lifestyles; Right to Life Australia; Memucan Institute Defending Traditional Masculinity; Salt Shakers; National Alliance of Christian Leaders; Cherish Life, Queensland; Friends of Call of Guadalupe; Family Federation for World Peace and Unification; Euthanasia? No! (A.C.T.); Drug Advisory Council of Australia; Catch the Fire Ministries; Connor Court Publishing Pty. Ltd; Right to Life Associaton (NSW) Inc; John XXIII Fellowship Co-op (Fidelity Books); Coalition for the Defence of Human Life (WA); HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide Inc; Knights of the Southern Cross, Vic.
"And they brought young children to Him that He should touch them: and His disciples rebuked those that brought them. "But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, 'Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.' " Mark 10:13-14
At the present time in Australia every year about 90,000 children are aborted before they are born. We pray, Father, that children in this country will have the opportunity to live and that Christians in Government and in public life will stand up for the right to life of the unborn. We ask in Jesus' Name, Amen
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