AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The first international Congress United for Life: strengthening the defense of life in all areas

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 human life   human rights  

Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - As part of the 15th anniversary of the "National March for Life" in Colombia, the city platform "United for Life" will hold the first International Congress United for Life on 1 May, whose objective is to "strengthen the defense of life in the various areas of pro-life work". In the statement sent to Fides, the organizers underline that "the defense of life is obtaining good results in many countries" and that more and more nations are adopting "laws and policies for the defense and promotion of life, from the moment of conception to natural death". This is why they encourage Colombians to participate in this initiative of respect for life. Due to the current pandemic, the event will be held virtually and will be marked by two moments: from 8 to 12 in the morning, testimonies from international guests will be offered, who have had positive experiences in their countries; From 2 to 6 in the afternoon, thematic panels will be developed with the participation of different specialists, each participant will be able to choose the one that interests them. Speakers include Katarzyna Gosiak, director of the Polish Ordo Iuris Institute; Congressman Tomás José Zambrano, from the Congress of Honduras; the Spanish deputy Lourdes Monasterio España; and the Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights of Brazil, Angela Vidal Granda da Silva Martins. The organizers count on the participation of movements and pro-life groups that do a great job in Colombia and other countries, in support centers for women, post-abortion care, social networks, communication, citizen mobilization, medicine and bioethics. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 28/4/2021)