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Help Establish Houses of Refuge . . . Pregnant By Boko Haram, They Can’t Go Home Again

Original article Cradle My Heart Radio, Finding God’s Love After Abortion, Kim Ketola

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In October 2016 the Nigerian Islamist radical sect Boko Haram released 21 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in 2014. In all 276 girls were kidnapped and the majority are still missing. Their tragedy is unfolding on a backdrop of hundreds more women kidnapped, tortured and worse, thousands of casualties and hundreds of thousands displaced by Boko Haram’s reign of terror. The kidnapped girls are brainwashed and forced to convert to Islam. Deradicalization is ongoing after release. And though their story gained the spotlight through the #bringbackourgirls campaign, the plight of the returning girls remains largely hidden.

The rejoicing quickly turned to sorrow for these girls. Many cannot return home to resume their former lives, their honor besmirched through rape and forced marriage. Suspicion and fear surrounds them in their community. A report from Christianity Today notes:

“[M]ost of the Chibok girls were reportedly forcibly converted to Islam. It is feared that many have been sexually abused and forced into marriage by their captors. A report by Nigeria’s Political Violence Research Network detailed this kind of treatment of minority Christians in northern Nigeria going back to 1999. It revealed how tremendously effective and efficient it is to focus attacks on women and girls because the effects are devastating to the community. Entire families and Christian communities are thus “dishonored,” regularly leading husbands to reject wives who are victims of rape and causing embarrassment and shame for their children. Many become outcasts in their communities, stigmatized due to their perceived association with Boko Haram, reported humanitarian news agency IRIN. Others—pregnant after rape by their captors—have been “shamed and are now accused of spawning or seeking to spawn future Boko Haram fighters,” stated IRIN.

Daniel Becker of Personhood Alliance is working with Dr. Ekene Osakwe, PhD, Immunology, Humphrey – Fulbright Fellow, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University to create a home that will welcome and help these girls to finally heal.

Becker says, “Because of our unique focus on the “personhood of ALL innocent human life,” [Dr. Osakwe] has asked to partner with Personhood Alliance to establish a ministry to the “Boko Haram Girls” who have been kidnapped and sexually enslaved by the extremist Muslim group operating in northern Nigeria. These girls range in age from 11 to 16. Once they become pregnant by their captors many are abandoned or escape. Because of the shame of their captivity their parents refuse to allow them to return home. Their children are rejected based solely on their manner of conception . . .   It is a privilege to be asked to be the basis for a new ministry by this outstanding Fulbright scholar. Our goal is to convince the culture (and most specifically the Church) that these young women and their “demon spawn” children are to be accepted as “created in the image of God” and to place these young women in families.”

 

 

 

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National Personhood Alliance Congress of States

 

We are excited to invite pro-life leaders and activists from around the nation to the National Personhood Alliance, Congress of States, Founder's Conference October 10-11, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.

We have arranged a special rate at the Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center Duluth of $82.00/night. Rooms are limited, please book early. There are plenty of hotels in the area. The venue will be across the street (1/4 of a mile) so if you are without transportation you may need an umbrella in the case of rainy weather (October is the driest month of the year in Georgia). There will be limited shuttle service from the hotel to the venue. Reservations may be canceled. See hotel cancelation policy.

Please note: The venue is in north Atlanta about 45 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL). None of the hotels in the area have direct shuttle to the Atlanta Airport. One way taxi is around $70. We recommend a cheap car rental.

The Call to Order will be Friday 7:00 pm at the Georgia Baptist Convention Center, Louie D. Newton Auditorium at 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097-4092.

WHO may attend?

The new organization will be officially formed at a convention to be held in Atlanta, Ga., October 10th and 11th. Representatives of existing pro-life organizations and pro-life leaders and pro-personhood activists from across the country are invited. Attendees who affirm the founding charter will begin the process of electing a national board of directors representing each state.

Our primary objective is accommodate those individuals who are already involved in leading a pro-life ministry or that serve in some capacity of leadership within a local pro-life group. We welcome those who have a national footprint within the pro-life movement. We also welcome individual pro-personhood activists who wish to align themselves with others in their state who are interested in forming a new group organized under the NPA Charter.. 

It is prerequisite that each voting delegate sign an Affirmation of Agreement with our Charter. Registration will begin July 15th.

Our Purpose in Meeting

  • approve agenda and bylaws for the new group
  • elect national officers

  • approve the process of selecting delegates from each state to serve on the NPA Board of Directors

  • equip activists to start a state affiliate of NPA

 

Please call (770) 339-6880 for additional information.

Start a State Personhood Affiliate

Personhood is the new prolife paradigm for the 21st century. Personhood is Christ-centric, biblical worldview approach to the issue of the sanctity of life. We believe that all innocent human life is exceptional and unique and must be recognized by law and imbued with "rights and privileges". Simply put, Personhood is the cultural and legal recognition that all humans are unique persons with unalienable rights.

Protection for the elderly infirm, the disabled and pre-born humans at every stage of their biological development must be achieved in order to preserve human dignity and a respect for life in

Affirm the National Personhood Alliance Founding Charter

STEP ONE: READ THE CHARTER

STEP TWO: AFFIRM THE CHARTER (SEE BELOW)

 

AFFIRMATION OF AGREEMENT of FOUNDING CHARTER FOR NATIONAL PERSONHOOD ALLIANCE

FAITH-BASED

WHEREAS, National Personhood Alliance (NPA) is a Christ-centered, biblically informed organization dedicated to the non-violent advancement of the recognition and protection of the God-given, inalienable right to life of all innocent human beings as legal persons at every stage of their biological development, and;

WHEREAS, without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6),

THEREFORE, NPA recognizes that Jesus Christ is Lord, and;

BIBLICAL PERSONHOOD

WHEREAS, the Bible affirms the personhood, sanctity, dignity and value of every human being from the moment of our individual creation, as evidenced by the doctrine of Imago Dei and through the marital union of a man and woman (Gen 1:26-28), our being known by God even before being formed in the womb (Jer 1:5), the incarnation of Christ (Luke 1-2), and the sacrifice of Christ to atone for the sins of humanity and restore fellowship between God and man (Rom. 5:12-21);

THEREFORE, NPA affirms that we will uphold the biblical doctrine of the sanctity of human life as the primary objective of our organization, and thereby declare our essential unity; in areas of difference we declare liberty of conscience before God; and in all things—grace, and;

EDUCATION AND CONSCIENCE

WHEREAS, two thousand years of Church history testify to the positive impact of this doctrine on the various cultures and nation-states where it has been recognized and embraced, and;

WHEREAS, the Church must, by example, be the primary means to form the consciences of nations regarding the moral demands of God, and;

WHEREAS, We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s, and;

WHEREAS, we honor justice and the common good, we will, by reason of conscience, advocate for non-compliance with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo­-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-­life act, and;

THEREFORE, NPA will work to assist the Church as it seeks to affirm the personhood of every human being; and;

LEGISLATION

WHEREAS, our nation’s charter, the Declaration of Independence, states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and that governments are instituted in order to secure these rights, and;

WHEREAS, the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law";

THEREFORE the legislative objective of NPA shall be the protection of every innocent human being and shall not be deemed completed until the personhood of all human beings, born and pre-born, is recognized and defended under the law; beginning at the state level and ending as ultimately expressed at a federal level, additionally, no legislative effort will be endorsed and promoted which explicitly identify a class of human life that can be expressly exempted from the equal protection of the law.   

POLITICAL ACTION

WHEREAS, all human beings, at any and every stage of life, in any and every state of consciousness or self-awareness, of any and every race, color, ethnicity, level of intelligence, religion, language, gender, character, behavior, physical ability/disability, potential, class, social status and regardless of manner of conception or creation are persons of equal and immeasurable worth and of inviolable dignity, and;

WHEREAS they must be recognized and treated in a manner commensurate with this moral status;

THEREFORE, no political endorsement will be made which may explicitly identify a class of human life that can be expressly exempted from the equal protection of the law.

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

WHEREAS, the absolute sanctity of innocent human life will be the unifying principle of our Alliance, and;

WHEREAS, this is a confederation of independent groups who agree to link arms as equals,

THEREFORE, strength of unity can only be fully realized if we substantively agree on one consistent political endorsement criteria and a unified set of legislative measures that will allow local groups to achieve a national voice and footprint.

 

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