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The battle over abortion, the moral revolution changing sexual ethics, and challenging long-held parental rights. With so much coming at us as Americans, parents, church goers, the politically engaged – how do we fight back morally and effectively? Political commentator and writer, Ben Shapiro has some compelling thoughts on how we got here and how to get out of it. He is also Center for Arizona Policy’s keynote speaker at the upcoming CAP Family Dinner. Shapiro discusses these critical issues, as well as the war in Ukraine, the upcoming Supreme Court decision on abortion, and what to expect in the 2022 and 2024 elections in this episode of Engage Arizona. 
December 1, 2021 is a historic day. Nearly 49 years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared a right to abortion, justices will decide if Roe v Wade was wrongly decided and send the issue of abortion back to the states where it belongs. Oral arguments went on for two hours as pro-life warriors rallied and prayed outside the Court. CAP was there to witness history. In this episode of Engage Arizona, Cathi Herrod and Arizona State Senator Nancy Barto share their experience and initial analysis of the oral arguments.  
You don’t have to look far to see the impact of social media on our youth. In part one of Protecting Young Eyes, Chris McKenna detailed the negative emotional and psychological effects of a consistent diet of digital input, the messages being sent, and the consequences of children and teens replacing real relationships with digital ones. On this episode of Engage Arizona, we continue with the recording of the second part of a CAP event designed to educate and equip parents, churches, and schools to create a safer digital environment for our children.  
A whistleblower at Facebook recently leaked inside information revealing the negative impact social media can have on teens. Although not completely a surprise, the confirmation from inside the parent company of Instagram caught parents’ attention. But social media and online games and other content have become an integral part of young people’s everyday lives. Is there a way to truly protect children and teens from the harms of social media and the internet? In this episode of Engage Arizona, we revisit an event CAP hosted with Chris McKenna, founder and CEO of Protect Young Eyes to learn about the impact on kids, and the latest apps, digital trends, parental controls and more in this, the first of a two part series.  
Research shows millennials struggle with depression, fear, and anxiety. Many lack a sense of real meaning in life. Researchers say millennials are part of a generation in crisis, and the next generation is looking for answers. Len Munsil, former President of CAP and current President of Arizona Christian University talks about where to find the answers in this episode of Engage Arizona. Munsil and his wife, Dr. Tracy Munsil, an Associate Professor at ACU and Executive Director of the school’s Cultural Resource Center, discuss how to equip young people for this cultural moment.
Election 2022 is just a year away. Arizona will choose a new Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and new state lawmakers. As surprise results in New Jersey and Virginia show us, these off year elections are critical opportunities for voters to redirect policy with which they disagree. We discuss the results of the NJ and VA elections, what it means for Arizona, and what to expect next – plus the make up of Arizona’s coming election - in this episode of Engage Arizona.
The Decline of Decorum

The Decline of Decorum

2021-10-2824:02

Lawmaking, both state and national, greatly lack civility in today’s culture. How bad is it, and what is driving policy makers to jettison such a critical quality needed to get things done? We ask Arizona House Majority Leader Ben Toma for a glimpse inside the state Capitol and how he sees the dilemma in this episode of Engage Arizona. Rep. Toma has a unique perspective based on his own personal story of making his way to America as a boy.
If it seems like changes are coming out of Washington DC faster than you can keep up, you’re not alone. Multi-trillion dollar spending bills with hidden pet projects, directives that undermine the foundation of American values, government overreach, and much more threaten our way of life and our children’s future. We get an update from Arizona’s U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko on federal policies being considered that directly affect each one of us, and what we can do about them.
There are organizations in almost every state committed to advocating for families at the state legislature. Like CAP, those organizations work strategically to protect life, marriage and family, and religious freedom. We learn from each other, share what works, and support each other’s efforts. The Center for Christian Virtue is Ohio’s CAP, per se. At a time of much unrest and hostility toward our values, you’ll be encouraged to hear about the fruitful efforts unfolding in Ohio, as an example of what is also happening in other states across the country.
The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity to finally overturn Roe v Wade and send the issue of abortion back to the states. But the case they will hear in December may not go that far. What is likely to come from the Dobbs case? Cathi Herrod asks Alliance Defending Freedom attorney, Kevin Theriot for the answer to that question and others burning in the minds of pro-lifers everywhere. Whether Dobbs is it or a steppingstone to pro-life goals, there are other cases on the horizon, including one in Arizona, that could play a pivotal role in righting a decades-old wrong.
Good to Know

Good to Know

2021-09-3023:50

State lawmakers introduced about two thousand bills this past session. Only a fraction made it through committees and onto the House and Senator floor for a vote, and then to Governor Ducey's desk. Among those that did, were 14 CAP-supported laws that protect life and preserve families, parental rights and religious freedom. As those and other new laws take effect, we discuss the important changes impacting Arizonans on this week's Engage Arizona.
Life on the Line

Life on the Line

2021-09-2320:54

It was yeoman’s work getting a major pro-life law passed in Arizona with a slim pro-life majority in the House and Senate, especially when the abortion industry feels its power slipping. As expected, abortion activists sued and asked the court to stop the law from going into effect. The hearing was revealing and unique in some ways. In this episode of Engage Arizona, CAP’s policy team recaps the hearing, the arguments, and what we can expect next in the fight for life.
Leadership Lost

Leadership Lost

2021-09-1018:36

Just days after a devastating retreat from Afghanistan, America marks a solemn anniversary of the historic terrorist attacks that originally led the U.S. Military to Afghanistan years ago. Most have their vivid memories from the morning of 9/11/2001. Those who lost loved ones, security, or peace that day vow to never let America forget what is at stake. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin comes with a unique perspective on the events of 9/11 and where we are now 20 years later. With 36-years in the Army, one of the original members of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, Gen. Boykin knows combat, danger, and what makes it all worthwhile. He does not hold back his lament of how we gave up 20-years of accomplishments - and left Americans and allies behind in danger.
300 lives and counting

300 lives and counting

2021-09-0216:50

The U.S. Supreme Court’s surprise decision to let the Texas heartbeat law remain in effect is the biggest pro-life victory since 1973 - it’s a game changer. Every day the law remains in effect, up to 150 lives are potentially saved. Each of the women not seduced into abortion are spared the pain and regret of abortion. But this is only the beginning. The novel approach to this particular heartbeat law can serve as a roadmap for other states looking to save the lives of the preborn and protect their mothers.
Liberty for All

Liberty for All

2021-08-2627:45

Christians are often thought of as defending only their own religious interests in the public square. They are viewed as worrying exclusively about the erosion of their freedom to assemble and to follow their convictions, while not seeming as concerned about publicly defending the rights of Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and atheists to do the same.Joining CAP's VP of Advancement is Dr. Andrew T. Walker, an emerging Southern Baptist public theologian, who argues for a robust Christian ethic of religious liberty that helps the church defend religious freedom for everyone in a pluralistic society. Whether explicitly religious or not, says Walker, every person is striving to make sense of his or her life. The Christian foundations of religious freedom provide a framework for how Christians can navigate deep religious difference in a secular age.
Survivor

Survivor

2021-08-1929:46

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to decide a major pro-life case challenging Roe v Wade this next term, the issue of abortion is front and center. Lawyers will make legal arguments, but it’s the real-life stories of how abortion ends life and harms women that will change hearts. As a survivor of abortion, Claire Culwell has a very unique perspective. Her existence forces people on both sides of the issue to look beyond the abstract to the humanity of both preborn baby and wounded mother. Hear how God turned her experience into a powerful story that heals and saves lives.
An Unlikely Journey

An Unlikely Journey

2021-08-0531:40

> Sometimes those who fall from high places land on solid ground, right where they are meant to be. Craig DeRoche rose quickly to the lofty position of the Speaker of the Michigan House, calling the shots for the state’s Capitol - the youngest member to hold that office. Behind the scenes, his life was falling apart. When it did, the Lord had him right where he needed him. Now, DeRoche heads the Family Policy Alliance, effecting public policy on a state level from a national position. Hear his compelling journey and how he is uniquely qualified to lead a nation policy network of which CAP is a part.
6 Months, 14 Victories

6 Months, 14 Victories

2021-06-3021:40

After a legislative session cut short by Covid 19 last year, state lawmakers took on hundreds of bills this session, passing a flurry of pro-life, pro-family bills, along with election reforms, and curriculum regulations. Legislators were not shy in taking on controversial issues, many that are the topic of conversation around the dinner table. CAP's policy team sorts out the wins and losses, and makes sense of it all so Arizonans understand how it will affect their quality of life.
Power Struggle

Power Struggle

2021-06-3026:06

His name has been whispered as a possible 2024 presidential candidate. He held a top cabinet position in the Trump Administration, graduated top of his class at West Point, and carries decades of government experience. Former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo was the keynote speaker at this year’s CAP Family Dinner and joins Cathi Herrod again to discuss the challenges ahead and how they can and must be met head-on. He takes on the anti-American sentiment prevalent in culture today, names threats from inside and outside the country, and explains how he believes the soul of America can be preserved.
Following Fulton

Following Fulton

2021-06-1830:08

Growing hostility toward Religious freedom directly attacks the First Amendment right to exercise one’s religion without undue interference from government. We see it in efforts to force businessmen and women to choose between their livelihoods and their deeply held beliefs. We see charities forced to violate their beliefs if they want to continue serving those in need, and churches forced to comply with more intense restrictions than other organizations and businesses during the pandemic. But we also are witnessing a pattern of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that uphold religious freedom. The latest example came in SCOTUS’ unanimous ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. There is much more to the decision than a win for Fulton. Listen to this analysis.
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