Thank you for the overwhelming prayers and words of support as we hire professional security at some 40 Days for Life locations! The national media attention has caused the police to respond to our needs.

As violent anarchists and Antifa agitators instigate nightly riots in cities across the United States this year, "no justice, no peace" gets thrown around a lot--and accepted by many.

But is that phrase true for a follower of Jesus Christ?

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we examine 4 responses to injustice.

From peaceful vigils to protests to civil disobedience to violence, we investigate which approaches to ending injustice work, which approaches don't work, and which approaches actually perpetuate injustice.

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And then do your part to respond to the injustice of abortion by visiting and signing up to peacefully pray at a vigil near you!

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

There's nothing more pro-life than adoption.

Whether it's a struggling mother placing her baby with a family better suited to care for a child or a family welcoming a little one in need of a home, adoption is a gift.

Sheboygan vigil participant Joe knows this first-hand. Nearly two decades ago when he was a toddler, Joe's parents traveled to Eastern Europe to adopt him from a Slovakian orphanage.

Now, he's an accomplished musician. "He's a typical Cheesehead who loves polka music," wrote his mother Carol. "But he chose to perform hymns and other Christian songs on the sidewalk during our 40 Days for Life vigil."

Joe brought his concertina out to the vigil site and led prayer volunteers in songs like "Amazing Grace" and "Christ is Arisen, Alleluia."

"Joe is proudly pro-life because his birth mother placed him for adoption," Carol said. "He understands the sanctity of life in a very personal way."

Bratislava, Slovakia

Back in Joe's native land, it's been a difficult fall. Many public establishments--including churches--are closed. And the maximum gathering allowed is only six people.

But Slovakian pro-lifers aren't backing down.

"We still persist and pray in groups of a maximum of six people," said Martina, the local leader. "We believe that our prayers are very important--especially in these times."

Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.

-- Nehemiah 1:10-11

We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.

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Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.