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  • Roe vs. Wade is overturned!

    Roe vs. Wade is overturned! But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:24 Prayer Points Give thanks that God has blessed the work of the pro-life movement and answered many prayers today. For decades, men and women have fought tirelessly against the dark evil of abortion as they prayed for this moment. Although the fight for life is far from over in the United States, laws restricting and banning abortion are being passed across the country at exhilarating speeds. Thousands, likely millions, of precious image-bearers of God will be saved from death. Pray for peaceful responses to the laws that are being passed. Even as we rejoice, many people are hurting, angry, and confused, and there will likely be intense pushback from the pro-abortion movement. Pray for women who are pregnant, especially those in difficult situations. Pray that they would reject abortion and find help and support instead of seeking out illegal abortions. Pray for Canada. Our nation is watching as history unfolds across the border, and Justin Trudeau is more determined than ever to continue advancing abortion access. Pray that we would be bold and compassionate ambassadors for the pre-born here in our country, and that the Lord would bring about a day when we see life in the womb protected. Soli Deo Gloria. A Call to Action It is likely that the topic of abortion will be on the minds of many people in the coming weeks, and I encourage you to use this opportunity to share the truth about abortion with your colleagues, classmates, family, and friends. If you'd like to learn more about how to share your pro-life convictions with others in a compelling and compassionate way, I invite you to join us for the Toronto Pro-Life Crash Course this summer from July 14-16! The Crash Course is a 3-day event packed with high-calibre training and outreach. Both introductory and advanced training streams are available, covering apologetics, strategy, the state of our culture, the pastoral and political arms of the pro-life movement, and more. Click here for more details and to apply by June 30th. Use the discount code BABYSAVER for 20% off! Please forward this email along to any friends and family who might be interested as well! In Christ, Miranda King PS - check out the video below to learn more about the Crash Course!

  • Spring 2022 Newsletter

    Spring 2022 Newsletter "Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9 Dear friends, Every day in Canada nearly 300 pre-born babies are brutally killed. In a D+E abortion, babies have their arms and legs ripped off, their skulls crushed, and their organs suctioned out from their mother’s wombs by a suction aspirator ten times stronger than a household vacuum cleaner. Abortion is not just another "cause" that we need to "raise awareness" about; it is an emergency that calls for action. Our God is a God of life and created man in His own image. He hears the silent cries of each child that is torn to pieces or starved to death by abortion, and our hearts ought to be broken over the injustice of abortion. Throughout Scripture, God calls us to open our mouths for the defenseless (Proverbs 31:8-9), to put our faith into action (James 2:14-17), and to rescue those who are being taken away to death (Proverbs 24:11-12). As we take hope in the fact that God is in control over all things - including abortion - we also know that God often accomplishes His will through the action of His people. As you read this newsletter, consider how God might be calling you to act on behalf of the pre-born. Last week I gave a presentation to the young people at Covenant Christian Church in Wyoming, Ontario and was encouraged to hear of their plans to deliver pro-life literature to their entire town in the near future! "I think that it is vitally important for churches and youth groups to receive training when it comes to the pro-life movement. So many people say that they are pro-life without fully understanding what that means and what abortion does to pre-born children. Without that understanding, a lot of Christians remain apathetic to the issue as a whole." -Grace, member of Covenant Christian Church Would your church be interested in hosting a presentation to learn how to reach your community with the truth about abortion? 1. Did you know? Pastors attend all events free! We believe it is essential for church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we never want cost to be a barrier. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity by attending our upcoming Toronto Pro-Life Crash Course (July 14-16). 2. If you'd like to know more about CCBR I'd love to meet with you and share more about our work! 3. Please continue to keep the emergency of abortion in your prayers! We were able to run two very successful 4-day projects in February and March: Pro-Life Bootcamp for university students and Pro-Life Week of Action for high school students. Each week we had twelve participants who learned effective apologetics, got lots of experience out on the streets changing hearts and minds on abortion, and enjoyed great fellowship! A special thanks goes to all of the pastors who were able to join us for the training days of these weeks. "I had such an amazing experience in conversations and was blessed to change many minds and get lots of people to think about this issue. AVP and apologetics are such important foundations.... Don't ever stop this effective and efficient approach to addressing abortion!" -Hadasa (Pro-Life Week of Action attendee) "My Bootcamp experience was very formative. I'm so grateful to have met such a fantastic group of staff and volunteers..... My eyes have been opened to the necessity of the pro-life movement, and I have so much respect for those who go out into a hostile public with the pro-life message regularly." -Karilyn (Bootcamp attendee and intern this coming summer) Check out this testimony from one of our Pro-Life Week of Action participants! Study Series for Churches While many Christians understand the grave injustice that abortion is, they do not feel prepared to defend the pre-born to their friends, co-workers, and neighbors. CCBR has created this program to provide Christians with the training and tools they need to be a voice for the voiceless. The series is designed to run for 5 weeks, meeting once a week. The topics covered are: 1. Abortion in Canada & Why Christians Must Act 2. Can Our Culture Actually Change? 3. Pro-Life 101: Communicating the Pro-Life Position 4. Pro-Life 201: Communicating the Pro-Life Position 5. Loving Your Pre-born Neighbours God speaks to us in 2 Chronicles 7:14 when He says: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." We believe that our God is a God who answers prayers and urge you to keep praying! Pray for our summer internship: For our interns: That this summer would be a time of growth and encouragement, that they would be compassionate and effective ambassadors for the pre-born, and that the Lord would multiply their work and give them perseverance as they reach hundreds of thousands of people with the truth about abortion. For our internship staff team: For wisdom as they mentor the interns, that the logistical details of planning would go smoothly, and that God give them endurance in this busy season. For those who we engage with on the streets: That God would soften their hearts to see the horrific nature of abortion and to repent, and that post-abortive men and women would find hope and healing in the gospel. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter! Please take a minute to forward it on through your church's email list and share it with anyone else who you think would benefit from it. Check out our website to learn more about how your church can take action to protect God's tiniest image-bearers from abortion, and please continue to keep this work in your prayers. I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions! In Christ, Miranda mking@endthekilling.ca Did someone forward this email to you? You can subscribe here.

  • Winter 2022 Newsletter

    Winter 2022 Newsletter "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him." Genesis 1:27 Dear friends, Imago Dei is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) working to mobilize Christians to defend life in the womb and to offer hope and healing to post-abortive men and women. We offer presentations, workshops, outreach opportunities, and various resources to inform and equip the Church to fulfill these responsibilities to our pre-born neighbours and wounded culture. 'Imago Dei' is a theological term meaning 'image of God'. Abortion is wrong first and foremost because it ends the life of a human being who bears the image of Almighty God. As ambassadors for the Creator of life, we have the privilege and responsibility to defend the lives of God's tiniest image-bearers, of whom nearly 300 are killed every day in Canada. I would like to invite you to join us in answering the call to rescue the innocent from death (Proverbs 24:11), to care for orphans and widows (James 1:27), and to expose evil (Ephesians 5:11). If you want to have conversations like this, click the button below and we will connect you with your local group for training and outreach! "Miranda equipped our young adults' group to respond to the masked evil of abortion in Canada in a biblically-informed, persuasive, and gentle way. More than ever, Christians need to give not only their passive solidarity but their active participation in order to save the lives of children. I heartily recommend that any youth group, small group, or Sunday school book a presentation from CCBR." -Mark, Youth Pastor at Forward Baptist, Toronto One of the key ways we equip Christians to respond to abortion is through informative presentations and interactive workshops. We'd love to come and speak for your church, school, or community, so please reach out for more information! Ask me for a 20% off discount code for these events by replying to this email! 1. Did you know? Pastors attend all events free! We believe it is essential for church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we never want cost to be a barrier. A good opportunity to take advantage of this would be to join us on the first day of the Bootcamp (Feb 22) or the Pro-Life Week of Action (Mar 14) for the training days. Let me know if you'd like to come! 2. I also have a request for you: we have posters and brochures that we'd love to mail to your church so that your congregation knows about our upcoming training and outreach opportunities. Please send me your church's address if you can help us out in this way! 3. If you'd like to know more about CCBR before inviting us to speak at your church or promoting our events, I'd love to meet with you and share more about our work. The Pro-Life Guys Podcast Join Pieter and Cam as they teach pro-life apologetics, interview pro-life heroes, and so much more! I'd especially encourage you to check out The Pulse, a monthly round-up of abortion-related news. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter! Please take a minute to forward it on through your church's email list and share it with anyone else who you think would benefit from it! Check out our website to learn more about how your church can take action to protect God's tiniest image-bearers from abortion, and please continue to pray for this work. I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions! In Christ, Miranda mking@endthekilling.ca Did someone forward this email to you? You can subscribe here. That people in Canada and around the world would recognize the horrific and sinful nature of abortion and reject it. That the moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, and friends who have been hurt by the ripple effect of past abortions would find hope and healing through the Gospel. That local churches across Canada would be places of refuge for women in crisis, and places of grace and forgiveness for those who have had abortions in the past. That the Lord would soften the hearts of those involved in performing abortions and bring them to repentance. More

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  • Imago Dei | Take Action

    Take Action ​ There are four key ways that Imago Dei works to equip Christians to respond to abortion. Our presentations and resources allow churches to provide training to their congregations on how to reach our culture with the truth about abortion. Volunteer opportunities give churches the ability to put their beliefs into action to change minds and save lives. Financial partnership enables us to reach and equip more Christians to respond to abortion. Presentations Volunteer Resources Donate For Pastors ​ If you're a pastor or church leader, please download this document! Download PDF How to Help Your Church or School Get Involved ​ 1. Meet with us ​ We'd love to meet with you to share more about CCBR and to talk about how we can help equip your church to respond to abortion. We encourage you to invite your pastor and any other church members who are interested to join the meeting as well. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2. Host a presentation ​ The goal of our presentations is to inform and equip Christians about the reality of abortion in Canada and how Christians can respond. You could organize a presentation for your church, school, youth group, elders and deacons, a conference, or any other group. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 3. Run the Pro-Life Study Series ​ The Pro-Life Study Series is a program designed specifically to equip Christians to defend life in the womb. There are 5 sessions that can be run over 5 weeks. Each one includes a 30-minute video presentation and discussion questions set out in facilitator and participant guides. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 4. Become financial supporters ​ CCBR’s life-saving work relies solely on the sacrificial donations of individuals and churches who are dedicated to ending the killing of pre-born children. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 5. Supply resources for your community ​ Forward our newsletter to you church or school community to stay up-to-date on volunteer and training opportunities, abortion-related news, and various resources. You can also request copies of our print literature and church discounts on our books for your library. CONTACT US LEARN MORE LEARN MORE DONATE RESOURCES

  • Imago Dei | Equipping Christians to Respond to Abortion

    I M A G O D E I equipping Christians to respond to abortion Imago Dei is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform working to equip and mobilize Christians to respond to abortion. ABOUT US TAKE ACTION LEARN Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. ​ Isaiah 1:17 "The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform is one of the most important educational organizations operating in Canada today. In a nation where there is still no abortion law, their work has been highly influential in turning the tide and remains indispensable for exposing the injustice of abortion nationally, working towards legislative change by re-educating the Canadian public regarding the true nature of this hidden atrocity. I cannot commend their outstanding efforts strongly enough." ​ REV. DR. JOSEPH BOOT, M.A., Ph.D. Founder and President of the Ezra Institute

  • Imago Dei | About

    About Us Imago Dei is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) working to equip and mobilize Christians across Canada to save God's tiniest image-bearers from abortion, and to offer hope and healing to post-abortive men and women. We offer presentations and resources to inform and equip Christians to fulfill our biblical calling to love our pre-born neighbours and wounded culture. In Canada, abortion is legal at any point in pregnancy for any reason or no reason at all. Approximately three hundred pre-born children are dismembered, decapitated, and disemboweled every single day. For every four children who are born, one child is killed by abortion. ​ As ambassadors for the Creator of life, we have the privilege and responsibility of defending their lives. God’s people need to take meaningful action to stop this bloodshed. Scripture commands us to rescue the innocent from death (Proverbs 24:11), to care for orphans and widows (James 1:27), and to expose evil (Ephesians 5:11). 'Imago Dei' is a theological term meaning 'image of God'. The Creator of all things placed His image - His very likeness - on the crown of His creation: human beings (Genesis 1:27). Our purpose as human beings is to reflect and display the glory of God in a way that non-image-bearers can't. This likeness to our Creator makes us different from the rest of creation. To kill an animal or a plant is vastly different than to kill a human being. Abortion is wrong first and foremost because it ends the life of a human being who bears the image of Almighty God. TAKE ACTION What We Believe ​ ​ As Christians, we approach the issue of abortion first and foremost through the lens of Scripture. ​ We believe that Scripture is the Word of God and is authoritative on all things. ​ We believe in one living and eternal God, the Creator of all things, who is perfect in holiness, love, and justice. He exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ​ We believe that God the Son, Jesus Christ, is fully God. He became fully man and lived a sinless life, died on the Cross, and rose from the dead for the salvation of His people. He now reigns in heaven and will one day return to judge the living and the dead. ​ We believe that every human being, from the moment of fertilization, is created by God in His image. Because of this, every human being is precious and valuable. ​ We believe that abortion is wrong because it ends the life of a human being who bears the image of God. ​ We believe that the good news of Jesus Christ is that there is forgiveness for everyone who turns to Christ in repentance and faith. Abortion is not unforgivable, and the Lord extends mercy to all who come to Him in repentance. ​ We believe that Scripture clearly teaches the Church to respond to abortion: to defend the image of God and the crown of His creation.

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