I thought I would pass on something of possible interest. As you know Orbus Ministries Australia Inc. has partnered with The Babes Project to establish “Orbus House” in Victoria, a residential program facility to help young mothers in crisis pregnancy. The CEO of the Babes Project, Helen Parker, is speaking at a free event this coming Monday evening at Monash University. The details are as follows in case you would like to go and hear Helen speak about this important ministry.
9 Months and Beyond - Navigating the Beginning of Life
An introduction to the ethics of the beginning of life, and a lesson in how to support vulnerable mothers and their babies during this time.
Date: Monday September 15, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: Monash Clayton Campus, exact lecture theatre tbc.
Free Event! Supper provided.
A collection will be taken up on the night to support the Babes Project programs.
RSVP by Friday September 12 via this link.
About the Speakers:
1. John Wyatt -- "From Conception to Birth and Beyond" - The Ethics of the Beginning of Life
John Wyatt is Professor of Ethics and Perinatology at University College London. He has worked as a consultant neonatologist at University College Hospital for more than 20 years but is now concentrating on teaching and research into ethical dilemmas raised by advances in technology. He is Chair of the Medical Study Group of the Christian Medical Fellowship and a board member of Biocentre. He is a member of the Ethics Committees of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and has been frequently involved in professional and media debates on ethical issues concerning the beginning and end of life. He is author of the book "Matters of Life and Death: Human dilemmas in the light of the Christian Faith."
He will be speaking to us via direct video connection from his office in London! A fantastic opportunity to ask questions of a great mind in this area.
2. Helen Parker, The Babes Project -- Rewriting the Motherhood Experience for Women Facing Crisis Pregnancy
As a 20-year-old university student Helen Parker found herself unexpectedly pregnant, far from home and alone. Without support or any clear idea of what to do next, the doctor booked her in for a pregnancy termination. Ultimately, Helen chose to continue with her pregnancy and became a single mum, but the lack of discussion about options other than abortion raised many questions. Helen soon realised her story was being replayed daily in the lives of women across Australia. She started The Babes Project to empower vulnerable women to continue their pregnancy and prepare for parenting. Today, the Babes Project provides pregnancy support services and accommodation for women and children in the perinatal period, throughout Victoria.
Come along to hear about the work of The Babes Project and learn how you can practically support vulnerable mothers.