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“Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers?
Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16


“Hallowed Be Thy Name”
In February 1991, Africa Christian Action (ACA) was launched. Its first campaigns were against the blasphemous Jesus Christ Superstar play at Nico Malan Theatre (now the Artscape).


ACA initiated the first nation-wide campaign against pornography in April 1991. The first anti-pornographic placard demonstration was held in Pinelands outside the Beehive (now Kwikspar, which has continued to remain family-friendly since then).

Publications Against the Plague
ACA published the first South African booklet against pornography in 1991, Finding Freedom from the Pornography Plague. This booklet was so highly in demand that it quickly sold out and we had to continually revise and reprint it. We also translated it into Afrikaans. By God’s grace, since 1991, Christians managed to persuade over 9,000 shops in South Africa to no longer stock pornography. Taryn incorporated the original Finding Freedom material into an updated and greatly expanded book: Porndemic – How the Pornography Plague Affects You and What You Can Do About It.

“Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” Isaiah 58:12

In 1991, Africa Christian Action also launched Operation Life which began with the distribution of 15,000 copies of Abortion – The Facts leaflets (over 400,000 copies have since been printed and distributed in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa) and 1,000 copies of the book, When Does Life Begin? 39 Other Tough Questions about Abortion. These books were given to key doctors, pastors, editors and government officials throughout Southern Africa. This led to the launch of Doctors for Life.

The first pro-life demonstration was organised by ACA in Cape Town in February 1992, outside the Argus newspaper. This was followed by the first Life Chain in Southern Africa, in March 1992, on Main Road, Newlands. Since then, ACA has organised numerous country-wide Life Chains every year. ACA has also organised prayer vigils outside parliament and pro-life placard demonstrations, prayer vigils and sidewalk counselling outside abortion clinics and Marches for Life National Day of Repentance funeral processions.

30 YEARS of AFRICA CHRISTIAN ACTION 5Speaking Up for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves
In 1995, ACA published Fight for Life – A Pro-Life Handbook for Southern Africa. This was the first pro-life book to be published in South Africa and it was enthusiastically received country-wide. It is now available as a free PDF book online. Over the last 20 years, ACA has conducted many thousands of public meetings, radio and TV programmes, services, lectures, debates, rallies, workshops, conferences and seminars

30 YEARS of AFRICA CHRISTIAN ACTION 6Motivating and Mobilising Marches to Parliament
ACA has organised and participated in numerous marches to parliament, which have mobilised tens of thousands of people to stand up and speak out for the right to life of pre-born babies, against the exploitive industry of pornography and for God to be honoured and obeyed in our Constitution.

In Opposition to Blasphemy
In 1993, the Directorate of Publications granted permission for the banned blasphemous and pornographic film The Last Temptation of Christ to be screened at Wits University. We responded by taking part in a public debate and protest action with university professors at the theatre. Similar protests, prayer vigils and literature outreaches were held at various Gay Film Festivals and at the Nico Malan Theatre when the blasphemous play Jesus Christ Superstar was exhibited.

30 YEARS of AFRICA CHRISTIAN ACTION 7Evangelism at Escort Agencies
In 1993, ACA began a series of prayer vigils, placard demonstrations and evangelistic outreaches outside brothels, disguised as “escort agencies.” At the first such outreach, several Christians were actually arrested “for interfering with business” whilst praying outside one of the brothels! Soon hundreds of Christians were protesting outside brothels in Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. Several of our protestors, including myself, were assaulted, but this only led more people to get involved in these outreaches. Numerous “escort agencies” closed in response to persistent prayer and pressure.

First-Hand on the Ground Experience
Over the last 30 years, ACA has organised and taken part in many hundreds of protest actions, letter-writing campaigns and outreaches. It is from this background of extensive on the ground experience that Make a Difference – A Christian Action Handbook for Southern Africa was published.

30 YEARS of AFRICA CHRISTIAN ACTION 8Confronting Sin in Society
We write from hard experience having debated abortionists on radio, at public meetings and in the streets, confronted pimps outside brothels, counselled women outside abortion clinics and presented expert testimony to numerous parliamentary committees. Our Pink Agenda and The Rise of the GayGB and the Pink Inquisition books made a national impact, leading to over one hundred media interviews, radio and TV programmes and hearings in government.

Resources for Reformation
The battle-proven arguments and strategies that the ACA team has accumulated, devised, revised and refined can be accessed on the www.ChristianAction.org.za website, in the Christian Action magazines, on our Salt and Light radio programmes and in books and ACA audio visual resources.

30 YEARS of AFRICA CHRISTIAN ACTION 9You Can Make A Difference
Your prayerful involvement and practical participation is urgently needed. Lives are at stake. Precious, innocent, pre-born babies are threatened by legalised abortion. Families, our Faith and the Future are at risk. You can make a crucial difference!

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

Dr. Peter Hammond
Africa Christian Action
PO Box 23632
Claremont 7735
Cape Town South Africa
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To view the Life Chain 2020 video, which promotes the Stand for Life 2021, click here.
To view the March for Life 2020 video, click here.

See also:
Stand for Life
Abortion – the Facts
Abortion is Murder

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