Author: balleyne

Towards a Theory of Change

I was introduced to the notion of a theory of change from the late Internet activist Aaron Schwartz: I am increasingly convinced that the difference between effective and ineffective people is their skill at developing a theory of change. Theory

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Using Rehumanizing Language to Discuss Abortion

I’ve had a few conversation about abortion this year where people have claimed that it’s twisting the definition of a child to use the word before birth. “It’s not a child, it’s a fetus! You’re twisting words, man. Child means

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The Context: Reaching Out to a Wounded Campus in Response to an Emergency

Not everyone can make our weekly meetings on Thursdays from 4:30-6pm. This series of posts will share some highlights from our weekly seminar discussions. It’s important to set the context before engaging in pro-life work. The Situation: An emergency, a

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Welcome Clare, Our Technology Officer!

After a weekend off, we’re back at it with more introductions! Today we welcome Clare, our Technology Officer. Name: Clare Timperley Year and Program of Study: Fourth year; double major in English and Religious Education How did you become involved with the

A Warm Welcome to Blaise, Our Education Coordinator!

Today we welcome back Blaise to the team as our Education Coordinator!     Want to know more about Blaise? Keep reading!   Name: Blaise Alleyne Year and Program of Study: Master of Theological Studies, Regis College (part time); completed B.Sc. in

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Introducing Sarah, Our Vice President!

Next up on our introduction of our Executive Committee is Sarah, our Vice President!     Here’s a little more information about our VP: Name: Sarah Blake Year and Program of Study: Third year; Philosophy major with a double minor in English

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Introducing Our 2015-2016 Executive Committee…

Welcome back to another year at the University of Toronto! To start off the year, we would like to introduce to you our Executive Committee for 2015-2016. There will be some familiar faces and some new ones, so be sure

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The beginning of life isn’t controversial

It’s not controversial when life begins. Except for when we start talking about abortion, then people want to pretend it’s above their pay grade. I just came across this little snippet from the Globe about an institute at U of

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#LifeWeek2015: Recap

#LifeWeek2015 has officially come to a close and we are blown away by the success of each and every event! Let’s take a look back at the successes of the past week: On Monday, we began #LifeWeek2015 with a lecture

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Panel: Services for Pregnant Women and Common Ground Between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Groups

Can the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice movements find common ground? On Tuesday, March 10th from 6-7:30pm in Room 2118 of Sidney Smith Hall, participate in the second event of #LifeWeek2015 and see for yourself! Join us for a panel discussion featuring