Anglicans for Life is a Christ-centered ministry that provides educational and pastoral resources to churches in the Anglican Communion, to help them bear witness to the sanctity of life.
Anglicans for Life believes that human beings are created in the image of God and that life begins at conception. Therefore, Anglicans for Life rejects abortion.
Anglicans for Life does not have an official position on the issue of contraception. We encourage women and couples to prayerfully research and employ healthy and safe family planning methods.
Because God alone numbers our days, AFL believes it’s always wrong to hasten death via euthanasia or assisted suicide. Death should happen naturally & be neither artificially prolonged nor ended.
Anglicans for Life is in favor of research using non-embryonic stem cells because, while it is important to advance medical science, embryonic stem cell research kills living embryos.
Anglicans for Life strongly opposes partial birth abortion, as it not only ends a helpless life, but does so in a particularly cruel, disgusting, and violent way.
Healing and forgiveness comes through Jesus Christ for all sins, including abortion. People suffering from physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma after abortion can experience God’s grace in their lives.
AFL does not have an official position on the issue of the Capital Punishment. We mourn with families who have suffered and turn to God to redeem the souls of those waiting punishment.
As children of God, we come into God’s family through adoption. Therefore, as God’s adopted children, AFL supports and affirms adopted children, adoptive parents, and birth parents.
A fl's ministry to help the Church uphold the sacredness of life began informally in 1966 and was officially incorporated in 1983, as the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life Research and Education Foundation (NOEL) with Church Chapters formed nationwide.
In 2003, in partnership with Priests for Life, NOEL launched the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, an international Campaign to educate the public that abortion physically, emotionally, and spiritually hurts women, men, and others who are involved.
In 2005, the NOEL Board of Directors adopted a Declaration of Life Statement, which later served as the basis for the ACNA s Title II, Canon 8, Section 3 Statement on the sanctity of life. In 2006, the ministry’s name was changed to Anglicans for Life as our outreach expanded to the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Anglicans for Life is headquartered in Sewickley, PA and has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to financial transparency. Anglicans for Life has also been designated an eligible charity for the Combined Federal Campaign (Agency #22932) for government employees.
Anglicans for Life is also a member of the Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP), which seeks connect service-focused Anglicans with national and international mission opportunities. Check out AGMP’s Mission Match to find service opportunities that match your passions and talents.
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