On Saturday, 11 May 2019, Fr. Dana and Edye Jackson of St. Stephen’s CEC in Pimlico, London, joined 5,000 marchers gathered in Westminster in the centre of London to defend pre-born human life—weak, voiceless, seemingly forgotten—but each one precious in God’s eyes. They are “irreplaceable!”
At the head of the procession a giant banner was carried that read, “Life from conception, no exception,” announcing a firm stance for the sanctity of human life which is based on the Holy Scriptures, Christian morality, and science.
As the March proceeded through the streets of London, Fr. Dana waved his St. George flag while Edye and others held placards with pro-life messages. Fr. Dana has participated in the annual pro-life marches for many years, in London, in Birmingham, as well as in Washington, D.C. The St. George flag is emblematic of Christ, the victorious Lamb of God (ref. Revelations chapter 5), and its presence serves to encourage participants to persevere and never lose hope.
Especially poignant was the visibility of every age and stage of human being, from the elderly down to the very young. While some think these matters are for adults only, our Lord showed us a better way: “Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16
The ICCEC respects every human life as a gift from God, therefore our St. Stephen’s church family will defend every person’s right to life. We practice authentic, compassionate advocacy as God enables us—whether by dramatically marching in front of Parliament, by thoughtfully supporting government and civic leaders who respect life as we do, or by providing material and logistical aid to the very ones—families and women—who need it. St. Stephen’s CEC London will continue to help people choose life, while working to bring to an end the culture of death–abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. God help us be faithful!