Anglicans For Life is a Life-Affirming Ministry that has been protecting, celebrating, and honoring life for the last 40 years! Our ministry is dedicated to eradicating the hastening of death and protecting life at all ages.
AFL team members at the March for Life 2023

A Life-Affirming Ministry

Anglicans For Life’s (AFL) was originally formed in 1966 to help the Church uphold the Sanctity of Life, and was officially incorporated in 1983 as the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life Research and Education Foundation (NOEL).

In 2003, in partnership with Priests for Life, NOEL launched the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNM). SNM is an international Campaign designed to educate the public about the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects abortion has on women, men, and family members.

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, our outreach expanded to the worldwide Anglican Communion, permitting the ministry’s new organizational name, “Anglicans For Life.”

Anglicans For Life is headquartered in Leetsdale, PA and has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal for demonstrating our commitment to financial transparency. Our most recent financial statement is available for review and was found to be in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States without any material modifications.

Anglicans For Life is also a member of the Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP), which seeks to connect service-focused Anglicans with national and international mission opportunities. Check out AGMP’s Mission Match to find service opportunities that match your interests and talents. AFL also enjoys actively participating in the National Pro-Life Religious Council organizations.


Work to eradicate abortion and euthanasia through ministry, education, pastoral care, and advocacy.


Inspire every believer in every church to do one thing everyday to protect life.

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The Prayer for Life

Lord God, Thank You for creating human life in Your image.
Thank You for my life and the lives of those I love.
Thank You for teaching us through Scripture the value You place on life.
Help me to uphold the sanctity of life in my church and community.
Give me the strength to stand up to those forces that seek to destroy the lives of those most vulnerable, the unborn, the infirm and the elderly.
Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of respecting life.
I commit myself to protecting and defending the sacredness of life according to Your will, through Christ our Lord.


AFL Through the Years

Portrait of the Rt. Rev. Joseph Harte


The Rt. Rev. Joseph M. Harte, AZ founded Episcopalians for Life, the precursor to Anglicans for Life.

NOEL supporters holding a sign at the March for Life


The National Organization of Episcopalians for Life (NOEL) Articles of Incorporation are adopted and the first board of directors convened.

Saint Stephen's Church


NOEL headquarters moved to St. Stephen’s Church in Sewickley, PA.

Georgette Forney headshot


Georgette Forney is hired as the Executive Director of NOEL.

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NOEL’s website and Prayer Team established.

Founders of SNM holding "I regret my abortion" signs


Georgette Forney co-founded the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

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Declaration of Life statement adopted and NOEL received the 501 (c)3 status.


NOEL changes the ministry name to Anglicans For Life.


Lobbied the ACNA to include the Sanctity of Life Declaration in the founding Canons (unanimously approved).

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AFL published the first adult education program.

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Planted the Canadian Division of AFL.

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Held the first Life SUMMIT event in Virginia.

Students holding pro-life signs at the March for Life


Held the first Youth SUMMIT event in Virginia and published the Abundant Life: You Were Made for More educational program.