The annual Prayer for Life gathering will be March 5 at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1552 Maple St. in Des Moines, featuring keynote presenter Walter B. Hoye II. The day offers presentations from 9:30-1 p.m., lunch included. Folks are invited to meet at the state Capitol rotunda at 3 p.m. to hear Rev. Hoye and lobby state legislators.
Hoye is founder and president of the Issues4life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation and is a core member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. He is the author of "Leadership from the Inside Out" and is a pro-life speaker and consultant. He holds master's degrees in sociology and business administration. He was won several pro-life awards and has been jailed for peacefully protesting on a sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in California. He is a husband and father of two grown children.
Hoye's organization Issues4life Foundation targets and works directly with African-American leaders nationwide to strengthen their stand against abortion and resolve the issues surrounding the moral responsibiltiy of biotechnology in the African-American community.
The Prayer for Life day activities are cosponsored by Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church, Iowans for LIFE, Catholic Charities Social Justice Consortium, Council of Catholic Women, The Family Leader, Iowa Catholic Conference, Iowa Right to Life Committee, Knights of Columbus and Teen Pact.
To register or get more information, contact Iowans for LIFE at 515-255-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.