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The Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program at Benedictine College promotes Catholic identity in public life by forming a new generation of leaders who unite faith and reason in their work. On Fellows Fridays, the Gregorian Institute will introduce you to some of these extraordinary students.
Benedict Kinnison is an intern for the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam).
C-Fam is a non-governmental organization at the United Nations in New York, that advocates for pro-life and pro-family policies.
From St. Louis, Mo., Kinnison is a Political Science major, and member of the class of 2021 at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. As an intern, he attends meetings, tracks usage of pro-abortion language, conducts research on human rights issues and manages a blog that chronicles the research at C-Fam.
“The most surprising part about my experience so far is how much work there is to be done,” says Kinnison. “On my first day at the United Nations I listened to dozens of delegates support abortion language in a project to fight HIV/AIDS. Since then I have seen ‘sexual and reproductive health rights’ come up in everything from disability rights to eradicating poverty. The United Nations is infected with this toxic mindset and C-Fam very much needs our prayers.”