Sydney’s staggering pro-life rally in August has helped inspire a pro-life initiative in Melbourne to take the life message to the cafes, bookshops, shopping malls and trains of that city.
The 365Life Campaign is simple. Pro-lifers can order, free of charge, 365 business-card sized cards carrying a uniquely designed pro-life message. The cards are sweet, simple and cleanly designed.
One quotes Dr Seuss, “A person’s a person no matter how small”, with a baby’s feet at 12 weeks on the flip side. Another shows a newborn baby with the caption “Me”, while the reverse side shows an ultrasound of a baby with the caption reading “Still me”.
Volunteers are asked to prayerfully place one of these cards in a public place every single day for one year.
That’s it. One card, in a public place, each day, for a year.
“We wanted something that was accessible to everyone to participate in,” said Therese Hungerford-Morgan, midwife and active pro-lifer, who launched the campaign.
“Something busy parents, grandparents, full time workers or students, those who want to be involved at some level [can do] but don’t have the capacity to commit lots of time.
“We believe that 365Life cards have the potential to change ideas and thinking, one person at a time. They save lives behind the scenes, one person at a time,” said Therese.
365Life already has over 80 volunteers and hopes to reach 100 – leaving 365,000 calling cards for life on the streets.
“The cards are free. We just need people who are committed to life, willing to hand out, and to pledge placing one card every day … Cards will soon begin to turn up everywhere, creating a storm of thought. Culture will shift and change,” she said.
Cards have already been found in cafes, park benches, public restrooms, inside books at bookshops, magazine racks and even a MacDonald’s drive through. Some cards have even made their way to New Zealand.
“We believe that God will help us to place cards so that He can connect them with the right people, people that are in a moment of decision, or have a friend who is deciding. The Holy Spirit will move the cards into the perfect places to save His precious babies,” she said.
Campaign365 is the initiative of the young adult ministry VoiceforChange, founded by FamilyVoice Australia in Melbourne in 2013.
To become involved in 365Life send an email to Peter Stevens, Victorian State Director at [email protected] or by phone on 0413 467 831.
For more information on the Australian Family Association, see www.family.org.au