On Thursday, April 22, church leaders, pregnancy center directors, community leaders and students met in Xenia, Ohio to address the most critical issues of our time: abortion. Reverend Arnold Culbreath, the Urban Outreach Director of Life Issues Institute in Cincinnati, presented the staggering truth about abortion in the African American community and provided insight about what we can do to help end this form of genocide. Greg Koukl, Founder and President of Stand to Reason in California, gave a wonderful presentation on the simple and reasonable explanations as to why abortion is incorrect and unacceptable.
After lunch, Carl Hayes of the High Impact Leadership Coalition in Washington D.C., addressed many critical issues that are threatening our families and our nation. Carl outlined the practical steps that we can take in our own communities to address these issues. At the end of the day there were small group discussions and a Q & A session with the speakers and additional pro-life panelists. This gathering was a step towards achieving a better understanding of the impact that abortion has on our communities, specifically the African American community.
Ohio Right to Life was proud to have helped plan this event and even produced the toolkit that was distributed to all who attended. This toolkit will be used to help church leaders start pro-life ministries in their communities; it will also soon be available for Ohio Right to Life supporters to use in the future. Through more events like Life Solidarity 2010 and an increase in dialogue about the issue, we hope that we can remove the barriers that restrict us from achieving real change.