Sunday, July 20, 2008

Make the Connection...Making good choices: Pro-Life Resources

Make the Connection...using new media to strengthen your connection to faith!

I am always trying to teach my children that they have power in this world. Namely, how they spend they their money will influence what products, music and trends are available and popular. I realize they are only two people out of millions but if we all looked at consumption that way, we could change the world for the better. I saw this happen in the very own company I work for. When people unite and God's will is embraced, mountains can be moved!

I try to keep my ears and eyes open to ways I can support companies working to make the world better and on occasion I learn about a company whose advertising, marketing and philanthropic practices are not in line with my own ethical and moral principals. Recently I heard about Sierra Nevada Beer's giving practices and Sam Adams' unethical promotion campaigns. It prompted me to look into some ethical beer alternatives!
(Hint: Trappist monks make some pretty tasty beer: see

While doing some research I found several companies and organizations that promote Pro-Life causes.
1. Crisis pregnancy helps women and men who find themselves faced with an unexpected pregnancy and Silent No More assists people who have experienced abortion to heal.
2. Priests for Life has a voters guide to the upcoming election to help choose candidates wisely.
3. Pro-Life Communications provides phone service
4. Life Decisions International researches and reports on companies who support Planned Parenthood and organizes boycotts.
5. Heritage House sells many items to display a pro life message: pins, bumper stickers, t-shirts and more.
6. Promise Checks prints checks with a pro life message.

While this seems like a daunting task, to scrutinize each product we purchase, store we frequent and company we work for, I think the small choices we make every day can have an impact.

If you have suggestions for companies that are pro-ethical and moral choices, please contact me to add in upcoming installments of Make the Connection.
Peace of Christ to you!
Kerry Madden

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