When Compromising Means Losing
It may not be a proverbial “dirty word,” but I believe the word “compromise" often comes very close. Not always, but often enough.
The Commodification of Children
By Ecce Verum   |   12.07.23
We're in a curious position in this twisted world of ours. It’s like we’ve burned down the baseboards of our house, and then we realized that the rest of the house doesn't match the charred and disintegrating baseboards.
When Compassion is Fatal
By Mae Arthur   |   12.05.23
Indi Gregory was a British eight-month-old who died last month after her parents were denied the right to take her to Italy for care, as well as the option to bring her home to die. Sadly, she is only the most recent in an unfortunate string of widely publicized cases of patients in the UK for whom parental rights were overridden or removed “in the best interests of the child.” Each of these cases ended in the death of children.
Exporting Abortion and An Honest Evaluation
By Mae Arthur   |   11.14.23
When you’ve already achieved the status as one of the most radically pro-abortion states in the nation, what’s left to do? Export your agenda, of course! That’s what Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is doing with his newly established nonprofit, Think Big America.
Please Do NOT Miss This Matching Challenge!
By David E. Smith   |   11.04.23
What an incredible night of inspiration and fellowship we enjoyed last night! That kind of event wouldn't have been possible without your prayer covering, the hard work of our staff and the generous support of our corporate and individual sponsors. Suffice it to say that Eric Metaxas was on fire with his humor and in his exhortation to attendees.
Which Side?
By Thomas Hampson   |   10.31.23
Which side are you on? Do you know? There are only two. From the moment you get up in the morning until you go to sleep at night, you take one side or the other.
Jihad vs. Imago Dei: The Need to Teach Natural Law and a Biblical Worldview
By Kathy Athearn   |   10.25.23
As Dean of the Regent University School of Government, Michele Bachmann emphasized on the October 19 episode of Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” that in addition to teaching accurate history (including the Holocaust and September 11, 2001), American schools and parents must teach Judeo-Christian values summed up in the Ten Commandments.
Anti-Semitism: This Present Darkness
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   10.17.23
Words cannot express the horror and disgust that have been aroused by the recent surprise attacks on Israel by Hamas.  The wanton torture, slaughter, and kidnapping of innocent children, youth, and elderly by Hamas terrorists cannot be justified, and witnesses declare that the unspeakable atrocities they committed are reminiscent of the Holocaust! And to top it off, those despicable acts have been met with praise and applause by some!
The Weapon Taking On Jihad
Never underestimate a heart of hatred. Every day in the news there are acts of unspeakable brutality around our world. Over the last several days, Israel has witnessed again just how deep the work of the Evil One can unfold in a human heart. On Wednesday of this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed his nation detailing atrocities that had occurred during the terrorist incursion into Israel last weekend. It wasn’t just killing. It was how people died.
Upcoming Faith and Family Events in Illinois
Listed below are some wonderful upcoming events that will inform and equip you and your family for the cultural challenges today. While all of these are not IFI events, we hope to be present at most, if not all of them. We hope to see you at some of these!
UPDATE: Pro-Life Billboard 2023
By David E. Smith   |   09.16.23
Last week we sent out an email appeal hoping to raise $10,000 for our Pro-Life Billboard fund. Illinois Family Institute is partnering with other pro-life advocates who are offering us deep discounts to post our message in prominent spots in...
Speak Out Against Mildew
By Ecce Verum   |   09.15.23
The Mosaic law is one giant picture book. Turn to almost any page and you'll find imagery teaching you about God. You'll find specifications for the priesthood illustrating Christ's mediation and showing how holy God is. You'll find records of the Israelites' many blunders into sin that show us just how serious our own blunders are.
A Clear Pro-Life Message for Millions to See
By Kathy Valente   |   09.07.23
This is an opportunity to push our culture away from abortion and towards life.  Changing our culture requires bold and clear communication that reaches a large audience.  This is an opportunity to save mothers and babies from abortion.  Many who see these billboards will someday play a role in deciding whether or not they will abort an innocent baby.  
Is Pregnancy Dangerous?
By Ecce Verum   |   09.07.23
In 2006, a woman named Rozelletta Blackshire was arrested in Georgia and charged with criminal abortion and first degree cruelty to children. Why? According to police, she and her two cousins had forced her 16-year-old pregnant daughter to drink turpentine in order to force an abortion. Pregnancy should not be a threat to women.
Choose Abortion or Abortion
By Ecce Verum   |   09.01.23
In recent articles, we've addressed how the very presence of legal abortion in society disempowers women, and recent studies show that up to 70% of women who have abortions feel at least somewhat coerced or pressured into the decision. However, while boyfriends and family are common sources of this pressure, they aren't the only ones. The abortion industry itself—paragon of "choice" that it is—is sometimes guilty of pressuring women into abortion.
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