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SOCIAL ISSUE RESOURCE LIST


(October 2006 Udpate)

Table of Contents

I. Social Issue Resources: See Below For Complete Information

American Center for Law and Justice
American Family Association
Breakpoint (Prison Fellowship)
Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
Center of the American Experiment
Christian Medical Association
Eagle Forum
Family Research Council
Family Research Council ieteen site
Family Research Institute
Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family Citizen
International Center for the Integration of Health & Spirituality see also NIHR
Josh McDowell Ministries
K12 Online Education
Lovelines
Market Faith Ministries
Medical Institute for Sexual Health
National Abstinence Clearinghouse
National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality
National Institute for Healthcare Research see also ICIHS
PromiseKeepers
Pure Intimacy (From Focus on the Family)
Pure Life Ministries
Research Center on Ethnopsychology
Rutherford Institute
Straight Talk, Inc.
WallBuilders
Watchman Fellowship

II. Minnesota Resources

Abstinence Resource Center
Adults Saving Kids ASK (Formerly A-STOP)
Campaign Fundamentals Consortium
Education Watch
Love Lines Crisis Center
Minnesota Christian Chronicle
Minnesota Family Council
New Life Family Resources
Outpost Ministries
Taxpayers for Excellence in Education

III. Sex and Character Education Resources

AANCHOR
Best Friends Foundation
Project Reality
Respect Inc.
Teen-Aid, Inc.
Thomas Jefferson Center
Worth the WaitŪ


I. Social Issue Resources

American Center for Law and Justice
P.O. Box 64429
Virginia Beach, VA 23467
phone 757-226-2489 Fax: 757-226-2836
American Center For Law And Justice
Provides help in fighting religious discrimination.

American Family Association
Post Office Drawer 2440
Tupelo MI 38803
phone 601-844-5036
e-mail mailto:buddy{at}afa.net
website http://www.afa.net/
Publishes AFA Journal reporting on media and other assaults on the family.


Breakpoint (Chuck Colson)
PO Box 565
Forest VA 24551-0565
phone 1-800-995-8777
e-mail mailto:correspondence{at}breakpoint.org
website http://www.breakpoint.org/
Many publications including social concerns commentary Radio Broadcast and transcripts

Subsidiary of
Prison Fellowship
PO Box 17500
Washington DC 20041-0500



Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
2065 Half Day Road
Bannockburn IL 60015
phone 847-317-8180
e-mail mailto:cbhd{at}banninst.edu
website http://www.cbhd.org

Publishes scholarly studies and
sponsors conferences on moral issues.



Center of the American Experiment
Mitchell B. Pearlstein, President
1024 Plymouth Bldg.
12 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-338-3605
Fax: 612-338-3621
E-mail: amexp{at}amexp.org
website http://www.amexp.org



Christian Medical Association
P O Box 7500
Bristol TN 37621
phone 423-844-1000
e-mail main{at}cmdahome.org
website http://www.cmdahome.org



Eagle Forum
Phyllis Schlafly
PO Box 618
Alton IL 62002
phone 618-462-5415
e-mail mailto:eagle{at}eagleforum.org
website http://www.eagleforum.org/

Monitors political developments
Publishes Phyllis Shlafley Report
Published the book Child Abuse in the Classroom



Ed Watch
Moniters Educational Issues in Minnesota
105 Peavey Rd, Suite 116, Chaska MN 55318
e-mail edwatch@lakes.com
phone (952) 361-4931

Family Research Council
801 G Street NW
Washington DC 20001
phone 202-393-2100
e-mail mailto:corrdept{at}frc.org
website http://www.frc.org/
website for teens http://www.ieteen.org
Reports and influences national developments



Family Research Institute
(Dr. Paul Cameron)
PO Box 62640
Colorado Springs CO 80962-2640
phone 303-681-3113
website http://www.familyresearchinst.org/

Research data on the adverse affects of homosexual behavior



Focus on the Family
(James Dobson)
Colorado Springs CO 80995
phone 719-633-6287
or 1-800-A FAMILY
e-mail under construction
website http://www.family.org/

Focus on the Family Citizen
also http://www.pureintimacy.org How to fight sexual temptation on the internet.

Publishes many resources including
Focus on the Family Citizen: details social concerns and action plans. Books, Pamphlets, tapes, magazines for parents, children, teens, teachers, citizens, doctors.
Videos "Sex Lies and the Truth" and "Life On The Edge" preparing Teens to go against the current trends if they are destructive.
Also many other resources



International Center for the Intregration of Health and Spirituality.
(The Former National Institute for Healthcare Research NIHR)
6110 Executive Blvd.Suite 908
Rockville, MD 20852
phone 301-984-7162
email: nihr{at}nihr.org
website http://www.nihr.org

Sponsors and publishes research on the effect of faith on health
which is overwhelmingly beneficial despite the common prejudice among
mental health professionals that it is harmful.



Josh McDowell Ministries
Box 1000
Dallas TX 75221
phone 972-907-1000
website http://www.josh.org/

Publishes Why Wait?, a book with practical "how to" ideas
Also tape series for teens, "No - The Positive Answer"
Right From Wrong includes material to help youth make right choices
No is a Positive Answer and many other resources



K12 Inc.
2300 Corporate Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
toll free: 866-912-8588
e-mail: partnerships{at}k12.com
website http://www.k12.com

curriculum and help for home or private schools
Founded by former Education Secretary under Ronald Reagan, Bill Bennett



Lovelines
2535 Central Avenue N.E.
Minneapolis MN 55418
phone 612-379-1199
(Phone is answered by counsellors 24 hours a day)
website Lovelines
Phone counselling for all problems, help with pornography addiction



Market Faith Ministries
A World View Ministry
Freddy Davis, Founder
321 Anton Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Phone: 850-383-9756
Fax: 850-514-4571
E-mail info@marketfaith.org
website Market Faith Ministries



Medical Institute for Sexual Health
(Joe McIlhaney MD)
PO Box 162306
Austin TX 78716-2306
phone 1-800-892-9484
phone 512-472-9461
fax 512-472-7062
e-mail mailto:medinstitute{at}medinstitute.org
website http://www.medinstitute.org/

Publishes Sexuality and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in two editions, one for public schools
Sex: What You Don't Know Can Kill You
Prepares slide sets and instructions on teaching sexually transmitted diseases



National Abstinence Clearinghouse
801 E. 41st Street
Sioux Falls SD 57105
phone 605-335-3643
toll-free 888-577-2966
e-mail mailto:info{at}abstinence.net
website http://www.abstinence.net/

Publishes research, sponsors conferences and speakers.
Links to many other resources.



NARTH
National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality
16633 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1340
Encino CA 91436-1801
phone 818-789-4440
website http://www.narth.com/

Research on origin, prevention and treatment of homosexuality



(The former National Institute for Healthcare Research, NIHR) International Center for the Intregration of Health and Spirituality.
6110 Executive Blvd.Suite 908
Rockville, MD 20852
phone 301-984-7162
email: nihr{at}nihr.org
website http://www.nihr.org

Sponsors and publishes research on the effect of faith on health
which is overwhelmingly beneficial despite the common prejudice among
mental health professionals that it is harmful.



PromiseKeepers
PO Box 103001
Denver CO 80250-9936
1-866-PROMISE (866-776-6473
website www.promisekeepers.org
International organization dedicated to encouraging men
To be "men of integrity"
Sponsors large events and encourages small groups
Provides many resources.



Pure Life Ministries
An organization dedicated to helping men addicted to to pornography to break free.
web site Http://www.purelifeministries.org/breakfree.htm
e-mail info{at}purelifeministries.org



Research Center on Ethnopsychology
Dr. William Coulson
PO Box 134
Comptche CA 95427
phone 707-937-3934
e-mail mailto:coulson{at}mcn.org
website http://www.audiohost.com/wrcoulson

Many Publications, Eminent Psychologist, one of founders of non-directive education.
Saw the error but unable to stop the momentum.
Publishes La Jolla Program Newsletter



Rutherford Institute
P.O.Box 7482
Charlottesville VA 22906-7482
phone 804-978-3888
(John Whitehead)
e-mail mailto:rutherford{at}fni.com
website http://www.rutherford.org/

Legal information and services
Defends Christian and conservative parents in religious rights and free speech.
Many publications and periodicals.



Straight Talk, Inc.
Pam Stenzel
Rt. #1, Box 135
Heron Lake MN 56137
phone 507-793-2499
e-mail mailto:info{at}rated-g.com
website http://www.pamstenzel.com/

Very effective speaker
Many Resources
Video "Sex Has A Price Tag"



WallBuilders
PO Box 397
Aledo TX 76008-0397
phone 817-441-6044
e-mail mailto:barton{at}wallbuilders.com
website http://www.wallbuilders.com/


Religious freedom issues, especially misuse of "separation of church and state"
Researches the Christian heritage of America.
Publishes books, videos and The WallBuilder Report



Watchman Fellowship
PO Box 530842
Birmingham AL 35253
phone 205-871-2858
e-mail mailto:vantagewfi{at}aol.com
website Analyzes Cults
Publishes Vantage Point and Profile Notebook



II. Minnesota Resources

Abstinence Resource Center
New Life Family Services
1515 East 66th Street
Richfield MN 55423
phone 612-866-7643
website http://www.newlifefamilyservices.com/

Has an experienced group of speakers who give talks to the students
Has other resources as well



ASK
Adults Saving Kids
(Formerly A-STOP -- Alliance for Speaking the Truths on Prostitution)
1901 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis MN 55404
phone 612-872-0684 e-mail mailto:info@adultssavingkids.org
internet www.adultssavingkids.org

Works to increase awareness of the predatory sex industry and its danger for young teens.
Shows that it is not a victimless crime but destroys lives.
Publicizes that pornography, nude dancing and escort services are all part of it.



Campaign Fundamentals Consortium
Linda Marquardt
17429 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove MN 55311
phone 612-420-2783

e-mail mailto:marquard{at}bitstream.net

Consulting campaign help for conservative school board members and other officials.
Researches voting records on incumbants.
Publishes "Family Plan" which is a campaign tool.



Love Lines Crisis Center
2535 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis MN 55418
phone 612-379-1199
web site http://www.lovelines.org
Provides phone counselling for all sorts of problems, psychological, physical, material and spiritual.



EdWatch
105 Peavey Rd, Ste 116
Chaska, MN 55318
phone 952-361-4931
e-mail mailto:edwatch{at}lakes.com
website http://www.edwatch.org/

Education issues, especially in Minnesota



Minnesota Christian Chronicle
7317 Cahill Road, suite 203
Minneapolis MN 55439
phone 612-562-1234
e-mail mailto:editor{at}mcchronicle.com
website http://www.mcchronicle.com/
Christian Newspaper



Minnesota Family Council
(Tom Pritchard, Director)
2855 Anthony Lane South
Minneapolis MN 55518-3265
phone 612-789-8811
e-mail mailto:mail{at}mfc.org
website http://www.mfc.org/ Legislative information,
Puts out weekly fax line information on social issues
Publishes Minnesota Citizen, Pro-Family News



New Life Family Services
1515 East 66th Street
Richfield MN 55423
612-866-7643
web site http://www.nlfs.org
Provides help for women in crisis pregnancies, supports keeping the baby or adoption.




Outpost Ministries
PO Box 22429
Robbinsdale MN 55422-0429
phone 763-592-4700
e-mail outpostinfo{at}outpostministries.org
Dan Puumala dpuumala{at}outpostministries.org
website www.outpostministries.org/
Helps those trying to get out of homosexuality



Taxpayers for Excellence in Education (TEE)
(Barbara Anderson)
PO Box 372
Anoka MN 55303
phone 612-427-5929 e-mail

In a continuing effort to influence teachers and administrators especially in the Anoka Hennepin District.



III. Sex and Character Education Resources

AANCHOR
Department of Family Science
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602
phone 801-378-2069

Publishes AANCHOR a curriculum for junior or senior high public schools.


Best Friends Foundation
Mary Elayne Glover Bennett
4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 310
Washington DC 20008
phone 202-237-8156
Web site http://www.bestfriendsfoundation.org

Publishes very effective curriculum for girls, used in Washington DC Schools.



Project Reality
P.O.Box 97
Golf IL 60029-0097
phone 847-729-3298
website http://www.projectreality.org/

Publishes Facing Reality - a High School Sex, Drug and AIDS Program with proven results.
Choosing The Best - a High School Sex Education Program with proven results.
Has top quality research backing its effectiveness I Can Do That for 5th - 8th Graders



Respect Inc.
PO Box 349
Bradley IL 60915-0349
phone 815-932-8389
website http://www.sexrespect.com/
Publishes Sex Respect: The Option of True Sexual Freedom -- a Junior High Sex Education Program with proven results



Teen-Aid, Inc.
723 E. Jackson
Spokane WA 99207
phone 509-482-2868
website http://www.teen-aid.org/

Publishes many proven curricula: Me, My World, My Future for Junior High and Sexuality, Commitment & Family for High School (Directive, Value-Based Programs.)
Responsible Social Values and Reasonable Reasons to Wait (family workshops.)
HIV: You Can Live Without It (a curriculum for 5th - 12th grade)
Maturing In Body And Character for upper elementary.



Thomas Jefferson Center
PO Box 1283
Monrovia CA 91017-1283
phone 626-792-8130
website http://www.jeffersoncenter.org/

Publishes Elementary, Middle and Senior High Ethics and Values Programs for public and private schools that markedly reduce discipline problems and absences after just one year Lessons in Character builds character using multicultural children's literature
Star fosters respect and responsibility How To Be Successful In Less Than 10 Minutes A Day motivates and equips middle and high school students.
Principal's School Climate Handbook ties curriculum to school activities.
Living The Constitution teaches the enduring values of the nation.
English and Literature and Social Studies are integrated curricula.



Worth the WaitŪ
2401 S. 31st Street, SLAB #109
Temple, TX 76508
(254) 724-7359 phone
(254) 724-8865 fax
website http://worththewait.org/

A well studied abstinence curriculum being used in Texas with on-going research that shows effectiveness. Very detailed information on sexually transmitted diseases.




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