Category archives: Family Policy Lecture Events

ProLifeCon Features Michael Clancy and Samuel Armas

by Krystle Gabele

January 20, 2012

ProLifeCon is only three days away. Throughout this week, I have featured Ryan Bomberger, Lila Rose, Reps. Chris Smith and Vicky Hartzler. You can still register for ProLifeCon, and join other pro-life online activists throughout the country to hear our amazing lineup of speakers.

We are fortunate to have Michael Clancy, photographer of the famous Hand of Hope picture, and the baby featured in that photo, Samuel Armas, who is now twelve years old, and his mother, Julie Armas. The Hand of Hope picture was captured in 1999, during a spina bifida corrective surgical procedure. Samuel Armas was only 21 weeks in utero during that picture. While Clancy was documenting this surgery for a USA Today feature, he had the opportunity to capture Samuel Armas reach his hand out into the world from the womb. It is a powerful picture that has stirred emotion all over the world.

Clancy is the author of Hand of Hope: The Story Behind the Picture, which will be available for purchase and signing at ProLifeCon.

ProLifeCon Features Reps. Chris Smith and Vicky Hartzler

by Krystle Gabele

January 19, 2012

ProLifeCon is only five days away. We have an exciting lineup of speakers, and one of the goals is to empower online activists to bring awareness to the policies impacting the pro-life community in Washington.

We are excited to have Rep. Chris Smith from New Jersey as one of our speakers. As co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, Rep. Smith has been instrumental in advocating for pro-life legislation in the House of Representatives. Rep. Smith has also been a strong voice against human trafficking, and as co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking, he has successfully written and passed into law The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler from Missouri will also be joining ProLifeCon as a featured speaker. Rep. Hartzler was elected to serve the Fourth District of Missouri in 2010, and she has been a tireless advocate for pro-life issues. She supported H.R. 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which was sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith. Rep. Hartzler is also a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus and Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking.

 

 

ProLifeCon has more exciting speakers who will be featured throughout this week. Click here to register today and learn how you can spread the pro-life message to others.

ProLifeCon Features Ryan Bomberger

by Krystle Gabele

January 17, 2012

This years ProLifeCon promises to be another exciting time to unite pro-life activists from across the country to become active online and bring awareness to the sanctity of life. We have an exciting line-up of speakers, who will not only educate you on emerging technologies to help spread the message, but make you aware of the issues impacting the pro-life community in 2012.

We are grateful to have Ryan Bomberger, Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation as a speaker at this years ProLifeCon. Ryan will no doubt inspire you with his story, as well as with his vast knowledge on utilizing the internet to educate the community on adoption.

Ryans story is also inspiring. His biological mother was raped, but chose to continue her pregnancy and gave him life. He was adopted as a baby and grew up in a loving Christian family. Ryan has won an Emmy Award for his work. He founded The Radiance Foundation, along with his wife, Bethany, and has been active with the pro-life community with the TooManyAborted.com billboard/web campaigns, which advocates for adoption within the black community.

You dont want to miss ProLifeCon, as there are many more exciting speakers who will be featured throughout the week. Click here to register today and learn how you can spread the pro-life message to others.

A path to renewal

by Family Research Council

November 15, 2011

In Saturdays New York Times, Columbia professor Jeffrey D. Sachs made the rather audacious claim, that [t]he young people in Zuccotti Park and more than 1,000 cities have started America on a path to renewal. [emphasis added]

To give Sachs and the entire Occupy movement the benefit of the doubt, we might try to view the chaos, mayhem, rape, murder, and general slovenliness as unfortunate distractions from this intended renewal.

Hypothetically, Ivy League professors, Occupyers, and conservative policy makers should be able to agree on a few points: Our great country needs renewal. We can tangibly mark American renewal or decline by measuring things like high school graduation rates and childhood poverty.

But our suggested paths towards renewal differ. Sachs calls for a vast influx of spending on education and other domestic programs. Occupiers held up a myriad of signs calling for jobs, justice, education… and weed.

But the facts seem to lead us down a different patha path that values family stability, over government-funded programs. The FRCs Marriage & Religion Research Institute is poised to release its Second Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection, this Thursday. The Index delves into the statistical details behind the bold claim that family structure actually matters to a childs education and success.

Robert Frost once wrote about two paths in a yellow wood. Our paths towards renewal obviously diverge. At the moment, the path toward family stability is the one less traveled by. Taking it could make all the difference.

To attend Thursdays event, please register here.

Register Today for our Upcoming Family Policy Lecture

by Krystle Gabele

April 7, 2011

Is American higher education soon to be federalized? We know that diversity of choice in higher education is lacking? One independent study of the Social Science division at the University of Oregon found one registered Republican on the Faculty. Join us for a Family Policy Lecture on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, as we focus on the destructive potential of new “state authorization” regulations that are key aspects of the Obama Administration’s higher education reforms. What else is likely to be imposed on American higher education? And what will the GOP’s response be? Is doing nothing better than something?

The featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Richard J. Bishirijan, President, Yorktown University
  • Dr. C. Ronald Kimberling, President, Argosy University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Dr. Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
  • Dr. Richard Vedder, Founder, Center for Educational Affordability and Productivity

This event will take place at our headquarters in Washington, DC, and lunch will be provided.

Click here for more information or to register.

 

The New Spanish Revolution: How the Socialists are Reshaping Spain

by Krystle Gabele

March 24, 2011

On April 11, 2011, Family Research Council will be hosting a Family Policy Lecture about how socialists are reshaping Spain. Ignacio Arsuaga will be the featured speaker, and will also be releasing his new book, The Zapatero Project: Chronicle of an attack on society. This lecture should be particularly interesting, considering Arsuaga’s work in defending human rights through his work as President of HazteOir.org.

You can register for this lecture, which will also be available by webcast, by clicking here.

FRC Lecture Series: John Stonestreet

by Carrie Russell

February 15, 2011

Last week, FRC hosted a Family Policy Lecture: Young Evangelicals—Are They a Lost Cause in the Culture Wars, featuring John Stonestreet, Executive Director of Summit Ministries. You can watch the lecture here. After the lecture, we had a chance to interview Mr. Stonestreet for more insight on the next generation of evangelicals.

FRC Lecture Series: Os Guinness

by Carrie Russell

February 10, 2011

Last month, FRC hosted a Family Policy Lecture: Can Freedom Last Forever? The Founders’ Forgotten Question and Where the U.S. is Today, featuring Os Guinness. You can watch the lecture here. After the lecture, we interviewed Dr. Guinness about freedom and where our country is headed in the future.

Young Evangelicals: Are They a Lost Cause in the Culture Wars?

by Krystle Gabele

February 10, 2011

If you missed today’s Family Policy Lecture, then you missed a great speaker. John Stonestreet, Executive Director, of Summit Ministries discussed the perceived divide between the older generation and new generation of evangelicals and provided ideas on how to unite them on meaningful causes.

You can watch the lecture by clicking on the player below.

Preview of ProLife Con: Lila Rose

by Krystle Gabele

January 7, 2011

On January 24, FRC will be holding ProLifeCon. We have several amazing speakers lined up to discuss the issues impacting the pro-life online community.

Lila Rose, President of LiveAction, is one of our featured speakers, and I am excited to hear about her experiences exposing corruption and illegal activity within Planned Parenthood. Lila is also a recipient of a Life Prize from the Gerard Health Foundation and Young Leader Award from the Susan B. Anthony List.

Lila is a graduate of UCLA. When Lila was 15, she founded Live Action, which uses new media to educate and mobilize people from across the country to demand accountability from the abortion industry and human rights for the unborn. Since Live Action was founded, Lila has gone undercover to expose the illegal activity occurring within Planned Parenthood through the Mona Lisa Project. With many of her videos surfacing, several state investigations have occurred and Tennessee passed legislation to stop funding Planned Parenthood. Below is one of Lila’s videos from the Rosa Acuna project:

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