Our youth face challenges never seen before. As a father of 8, with a background in child psychology and as co-founder of LifeSiteNews, John-Henry Westen knows what they are up against.
Porn, sexuality education, abortion, contraception, homosexuality and gender ideology all have an influence on the culture today and our youth are not immune to it.
Parents, grandparents, educators and others who selflessly give of their time to work with young people are noticing how this influx of confusing ideas and practices are impacting young people from a very tender age.
John-Henry Westen is willing to tackle these issues head on, opening the conversation up so that positive solutions which ensure our youth flourish can be found.
One such solution is ensuring our young people have the opportunity to encounter Christ so that they may live in true freedom.
As co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews, John-Henry Westen is able to give an intelligent and authoritative rebuttal against the various agendas being pushed today. He can also draw on personal experience, most especially from his younger years before his return to the faith.
With the many people he knows throughout the world working to protect our youth and educate them in truth about their dignity and precious value in the eyes of God, he is able to provide effective solutions to the difficulties faced.
Join John-Henry Westen in Auckland and Christchurch for an informative forum discussing how to navigate the challenges young people face today and how encountering Christ helps us to flourish and leads us to true freedom.
A must-attend event for students, parents, grandparents, educators, youth leaders and workers, clergy and religious.
About John-Henry Westen
John-Henry Westen is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the first life-and-family issues news service operating on the Internet: LifeSiteNews. A veteran journalist and speaker, John-Henry is the author of thousands of articles on life, family, faith and culture; his LifeSiteNews articles have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide.
Founded in 1997 and based in Front Royal, VA, LifeSiteNews is the largest pro-life, pro-family news website on the Internet with an average of 5 million page views per month.
Westen has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia.
Westen founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy gathering of pro-life leaders from all over the world held in Rome.
He also co-founded Voice of the Family, an international network of Catholic life and family leaders who were the leading spokesmen for orthodox lay Catholics during the Vatican’s recent Synod on the Family.
John-Henry serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference. He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization. He is a Board member for Family Life International NZ.
John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology. He and his wife Dianne have eight children.