Empower Youth to Fight the New Drug
In 1997 a small office in Florida launched the "Tobacco Pilot Programme." Rather than challenging the industry directly, the initiative set out with a unique goal —"to drive a wedge between the tobacco industry's advertising and a youth audience." After a careful survey of the attitudes of local youth, the program set out to educate youth in creative and edgy ways about the "truth" about smoking. Thirteen years later, after the programme spread across the USA, its wide ranging impact on smoking rates is well-known. According to research, the decline in youth smoking attributable to this campaign equates to some 300,000 fewer youth smokers and thus millions of added life years as well as tremendous reductions in health care and social costs.
More broadly, this effort illustrated the potential of a youth movement - mobilizing youth through grassroots advocacy and a youth-centred education aimed to incite their impulse to "rebel"— this time, in a good direction. What this campaign had discovered, of course, was not new or radical. Public health had been learning the same thing in its wildly successful campaigns against small-pox, diphtheria, measles and polio. Education works!
Your Biblical Duty to Vote
On 7 May 2014 South Africans who have registered to vote will have the responsibility of electing a party to represent their interests in parliament. How you exercise this right and responsibility of voting will have far reaching consequences for almost every area of our lives.
“Select capable men from all the people - men who fear God; trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain - and appoint them as officials...” Exodus 18:21
How Porn Has Helped to Fuel The Child Rape Crisis
“I saw it on TV!”
Liz Jones counselled hundreds of sexually-abused children in the years that she worked at Safeline as a counsellor. She dealt with countless incidences of porn-related abuse, but her heart sank each time she heard those familiar words “I watched it on the TV,” or “I saw it in the magazine.” On one occasion she counselled a boy just entering puberty from a top-notch Cape Town primary school. The principal referred his parents to Safeline after complaints were made to teachers about the way he kept trying to touch the girls, grabbing them between the legs and talking about sex inappropriately with the other children. It eventually culminated in a blatant incident of child-on-child sexual abuse.
Normal reprimands and discipline from teachers and parents were not working, so his mother brought him in for therapy with Liz. “But why?” Liz said to him, “Why did you say that? What made you think of that?”
National Day of Repentance
Do you want God to bless South Africa? Are you praying for Revival?
Every year we lose more pre-born babies to abortion than the combined death toll of crime and car accidents. Since 1 February 1997, over one million, two hundred thousand babies have been killed in South Africa - by abortion - with tax payers’ money.
Legalised abortion is a national disgrace. The 1st of February 2014 will mark the 17th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion on demand in South Africa. For this reason, Christians who respect the Sanctity of Life will be observing 31 January as a day of Prayer and Repentance for the national sin of abortion. Pastors throughout the country will be preaching on the Sanctity of Life on Sanctity Life Sunday (26 January), and congregations in every province will be joining in prayers of repentance.
- “The Worst Day of My Life” – Woman Reveals Traumatic Experience At Marie Stopes Abortuary
- Online Porn to be Blocked in UK
- The Miraculous Birth of Christ
- Work For Reformation By Establishing a Christian Calendar
- The Franschhoek Declaration - 30 October 2013
- New Book: Porndemic - Now Available
- Why Celebrate the Reformation?
- A Biblical Response to Halloween
- NEW BOOK - PORNDEMIC: How the Pornography Plague Affects You and What You Can Do About It
- International Life Chains Proclaim the Right to Life of the Pre-Born - 6 October 2013