Meet the interns: Christian Naggar

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?

My high school religion teacher introduced me to the issue of abortion, which I had never even thought about before then. He taught us about the history and magnitude of abortion as well as pro-life apologetics. What motivated me to get involved most was the afternoon that he showed us images and videos of what abortion really looks like. In that moment, the reality that millions of children are violently killed around the world every year dawned on me. That is what continues to motivate me to do pro-life work every day. 

When did you first come into contact with CCBR?

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I first came into contact with CCBR at the 2015 NCLN Symposium. 

What made you choose this organization? 

The winter following the 2015 NCLN Symposium I had the great privilege of participating in the Human Rights Project. This past February I returned to Florida to do the Human Rights Project once again. The experience convinced me to choose CCBR because out of all the pro-life organizations I’ve encountered, CCBR is the best equipped to change hearts and minds and to save lives by exposing the truth of what abortion really does to the pre-born.

If you had to name your greatest challenge in joining the pro-life movement, what would it be?

The greatest challenge in joining the pro-life movement was stepping outside of my comfort zone and enduring the personal inconveniences that accompanied it. However, it’s absolutely worth it to do so. 

What do you hope you will learn from CCBR this summer? 

I hope to learn from CCBR how to be a better pro-life apologist. In particular, I hope to become more adept at heart apologetics, since that’s an area I’m weaker in.  

What has been your best experience in the pro-life movement so far? Why?

My best experience in the pro-life movement so far has been the Human Rights Project because encountering the brokenness of our culture is such a deeply emotional and transformative experience. It really puts into perspective all the work we must continue to do for both the pre-born and for their parents. 

Who in history inspires you to believe you can make a change? Why?

Saint Thomas More inspires me because he chose to sacrifice everything, even his life, to stand for what is right. Despite his high office and the several opportunities he had to take the easy way out, his integrity remained steadfast. His devotion to what is good and true no matter the cost reminds me that while doing pro-life work is often unpopular and difficult, we must continue fighting for the weakest among us because that is what is good and true.

If you were a coloured animal, what would you be?

If I was a coloured animal I would be a two-toed sloth. And yes, sloths are coloured. Even if you don’t consider brown a colour, they often are green because of the algae that grows on their fur.

You'll be doing activism outside all summer, so this one's important: ice cream or slushies?

Slushies all day everyday!