It was a cold and dark evening in a small, backwater town that nobody really cared about. The light from the stars overhead cast a shadow on the young family, revealing the anxiety etched in the face of the man and the exhaustion of the woman as they went from door to door, looking for a respite from the night and a place for her to give birth. She was in labor with her first child but no place for them was to be found. Panic and desperation was laced in the man’s voice as he made an appeal to the final innkeeper. What a strange little family this was. The innkeeper, seeing the distress in their faces, led them behind his inn to a stable in which he offered them meager hospitality. In that stable, in the dead of the night, the Son of God was born! What a strange and unexpected way to begin the redemption of humanity!
Unfortunately, we don’t always honor the exalted dignity of the human person as revealed in the incarnation. Our century has seen some of the most horrifying violations against human life. However, amidst the darkness, the light shines even brighter. The Culture Project is an initiative of young people seeking to restore the culture through the experience of virtue. We proclaim the dignity of the human person and the richness of living sexual integrity, inviting our culture to become fully alive. We seek a culture in which that dignity is upheld in every relationship, law, and societal structure, and the human experience is imbued by the rich life of virtue, especially sexual virtue. Through dialogue and encounter, we believe we can restore our culture, one person at a time.
In the Philadelphia area alone, The Culture Project has given over 30 talks this fall to young people in the classroom, in youth groups and in other young adult settings. The responses have been very encouraging! One high school girl commented:
“My outlook on life and what I want to do with my time on earth has been altered by just one meeting with The Culture Project Team. I have been to many talks and events about human dignity and self-worth but The Culture Project really hit home and changed my perspective on life.”
Join us in our work of restoring the culture of life! All donations given to The Culture Project before January 15, 2015 are matched dollar for dollar. Your participation will make a huge impact.
Donations can be mailed to The Culture Project International PO Box 86 Wynnewood, PA 19096, or made online at www.restoreculture.com/donation. For questions or more information, please contact Emily Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 914-1265.