Tuesday 3 March 2009

SPUC's 2009 national conference

SPUC's national conference will be held this year from 4 to 6 September at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire.

We are delighted to announce that Mr Bobby Schindler (brother of Mrs Terri Schiavo, right) will be speaking about his sister at the conference. Since his sister’s death, Bobby has campaigned to increase awareness to the fact that 'quality of life' has absolutely nothing to do with the 'value of life,' and that loving care, nutrition, and hydration are indeed the most basic of human needs that must be provided for all of us until the very moment of our natural death. Bobby believes that the lessons to be learned from the medical, judicial, and regulatory and criminal law-enforcement problems related to Terri Schiavo's death in America ‘by judicial fiat’ should not and must not go unheeded.

Another American, Arnold Culbreath, a director of the US Life Issues Institute, will be speaking on the dangers of the Obama presidency and what pro-life groups in the United States are doing in response to the threat it poses to unborn children and their mothers. The Reverend Arnold M Culbreath is urban outreach director of Life Issues Institute, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rev Culbreath, a Baptist, runs Protecting Black Life which takes the pro-life message to the black community. An architectural engineer and theology graduate, he produces educational literature for black people, speaks at gatherings, runs educational booths at events, and organises educational groups and events. Rev Culbreath also works with pastors and community leaders to create strategies to reduce and eventually stop abortion.

Contact me at johnsmeaton@spuc.org.uk if you would like information about booking a place for SPUC's national conference.