Monday, 3 February 2014

Places still available at the UK's premier pro-life youth event

The 7th International Pro-Life Youth Conference will start on Friday 7 March and there are still places available, at what is the UK's premier pro-life youth event. The conference runs until Sunday 9 March and will be held this year at University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus Conference Centre.

Here's what Daniel Blackman of SPUC's youth team told last week about the conference:
"Inspiring conferences are vital to the life of the pro-life movement. Friendships formed, ideas exchanged, stories shared. For a few days young adults spend time in a community atmosphere, the sort of community they are trying to build amid the culture of death so many of us find ourselves in.

Our youth are indeed the future, but they are also right now the activists, witnesses, leafleters, marchers, writers, speakers, and volunteers.

SPUC, the world's oldest prolife organisation is holding its youth conference for them, and for those who want to join this movement. This conference only happens once a year. Don’t miss out. Attend now, to be equipped to make a pro-life change tomorrow."
The expert speakers include:
  • Dr. William Newton, dean and lecturer, Steubenville University, USA
  • Dr. Igor Beloborodov, Institute for Demographic Research, Russia
  • Fiorella Nash, novelist and SPUC researcher
  • Dr. Helen Watt, senior research fellow, Anscombe Bioethics Centre
  • John-Henry Westen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews
  • Patrick Buckley, head, European Life Network
  • Dr. Tom Ward, founder, National Association of Catholic Families (NACF)
  • John Smeaton, SPUC's chief executive
Some reasons why young adults aged 16-35 should attend:
  • a line-up of international experts speaking on up-to-date pro-life topics
  • opportunities for questions, panel discussions/debates so that you can ask and discuss the most important pro-life issues we face today
  • a top quality range of literature for you to take away
  • the chance to spend three days in the company of other young pro-lifers in the UK and abroad. You’ll make new friends and learn about the pro-life and student experiences of others
  • each day you’ll be served meals and refreshment. These are great opportunities to talk with the speakers and relax with other young adults
  • we’ll guarantee you entertainment and a reasonably-priced bar for drinks. Previous conferences have included films, talent shows, ceilidh bands and dancing.
All for the price of only £100.

Do not delay. If you’re booking as part of a group it’s best to start organising early. Booking early also means you’ll be able to book your coach or train tickets at a cheaper price.

To book, contact SPUC via:
The SPUC youth blog has a permanent page dedicated to the conference.

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