There is no more urgent conversation in America than the one that occurs outside abortion centers, said Shawn Carney, National Campaign Director of 40 Days for Life, in the opening presentation of the 2013 National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium held July 25-27 in Minneapolis.  “This is our moment in history,”  Shawn said, referring to the sidewalk counselors and prayer supporters gathered for this third annual symposium sponsored by Pro-Life Action Ministries.

Other outstanding keynote speakers  were Fr. Frank Pavone, Rev. Walter Hoye, Joseph Scheidler and Brian Gibson.  Very informative workshops covering the many aspects of sidewalk counseling were conducted by Edmund Miller, John Jakubcyzk, Ann Scheidler, Eric Scheidler, Alicia Wong, Tom Brejcha, Rev. Brian Walker and Debra Braun.  Inspiring prayer and praise sessions were led by members of the worship team of Evangelist Crusaders Church, Minneapolis.

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Edmund Miller of Guadalupe Partners, Detroit, gives a profound theological and philosophical explanation of the “Purpose, Focus and Essence of Sidewalk Counseling.”

“We are leaving here very encouraged and renewed,” remarked an attendee at the end of the symposium.  “It is so refreshing to join with people of one heart across the entire country.” Another sidewalk counselor commenting on the event said, “Wonderful!  Topics were all encompassing.  I learned about things I had never even thought about!”  Attendees came from near and far, including several young people from Spain who were interning with a pro-life group in America this summer.

The symposium presentations are now available on DVD. The suggested donation for this set of DVDs is $25, plus $3.95 shipping and handling.  To order or for more information, please see our price list or call 651-771-1500.

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