On January 22, the entire student body of Christendom College, as well as members of the faculty and staff, will join the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans at the 41st Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Christendom has cancelled classes for the day and the Student Activities Council has charted buses to transport over 400 people from its Front Royal, Virginia, campus.
Every year, Christendom has a very big presence at the March for Life, being one of only a handful of colleges to cancel classes for the event, which marks the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on demand in the United States. The college’s entire student body enthusiastically attends the March. In 1984, 1998, 2009, and 2012, Christendom students led the March for Life—carrying the lead banner and flags—making it the only college to be selected four times to lead the event.
The college’s commitment to the pro-life cause is robust having attended the March for Life as a community every year since the school was founded 36 years ago. Its students are active in pro-life work year round through a number of student clubs: Shield of Roses, Students for Life, and Outreach.
Shield of Roses is a group that prayerfully protests at Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., every Saturday, as well as offers sidewalk counseling to women considering having an abortion. The Students for Life club focuses on political activism with regards to the sanctity of human life issues. The Outreach club is active in all the corporal works of mercy, including volunteering at the local pregnancy center.
For more information about the college’s outreach opportunities and annual mission trips visit christendom.edu/life.