March for Life Canada – May 12th, 2016 – Thank you for standing with us!
Thank you to the Bishops, Clergy, and Laity who witnessed for the Sanctity of Human Life across Canada on May 12.
AFLC was well represented in Victoria, BC; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Thank you to the AFLC Co-ordinators who organized the many details in gathering and sharing information, procuring signs and hats, taking pictures, leading their teams at the March, and sharing the day’s experience with us!
Below are some of the reflections sharedby those who organized the Provence marches:
Rev’d Richard Roberts, Victoria BC:
“We had a great day in Victoria today. Bp. Trevor [Walters]was introduced and did a bit of a lead into a magnificent opening prayer. We had about 17 people!”
AFLC thanks Rev’d Wm Klock and members of the Reformed Episcopal Church, who joined in the Victoria March with AFLC signs.
Nancy Craig, Edmonton, Alberta
“We were about 20 Anglicans …15 of us all together from Christ the King…. many comments from our group about the effectiveness of those green hats in helping us find one another in the crowd! Brilliant!”
AFLC thanks Archdeacon Paul Crossland and members of his parish who joined in their local March as Identifiable Anglicans by carrying AFLC signs and wearing AFLC hats!
Cathy Ashton, Halifax, Nova Scotia:
“As for our Anglicans for Life, there were eight of us, ranging in age from 6 –86. We gathered first for the noon mass, during which the archbishop mentioned the need to pray and work for the sanctity of life…Along the route we, also, gave one of our signs to a lady who asked if she could join us. We walked from the Basilica about six blocks to Province House, where we stopped to pray outside the “back” door, and then walked quietly right around the grounds, returning to the same spot to pray again. A very quiet event…but those who participated are eager to go back next year.”
Rev’d Vicky Hedelius, Ottawa, Ontario:
“On the steps of the Parliament, Canon Jack Lumanog (ACNA) and Bp Charlie Masters (ANiC) joined with other Church Leaders, MPs and Dignitaries to witness to the Sanctity of Human Life. AFLC Bishops, Clergy, and Laity joined with the Silent No More Campaign Team and thousands of other groups in the ‘march for life’. The March route was rerouted and shortened by the Ottawa Police for safety reasons, in response to actions on the part of a militant opposition group. The message of God’s Love prevailed and the March was completed! Later, on the Hill, members from the Silent No More Campaign shared their grace-filled stories! (see more on their website) To God be the Glory!”