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Speakers: World Congress of Families VI, V, IV, III, II, & I   
 

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 Carlson, Allan C., Ph.D.    [BIO] International Secretariat WCF; President, The Howard Center  (Contact: Dr. Allen Carlson)

(wcf6) "Opening Ceremony"
(wcf6) "Introduction to the Academic Seminar"
(wcf6) "Family, Economics and Social Capital"
(wcf5) "How We Got Here: A History Of The Natural Family"
(wcf4) "May It Be So"
(wcf3) "Why Are We Here?"
(wcf2) "The Natural Family is the Fundamental Social Unit: A Summons to Create Social Engineering"
(wcf1) "Toward the Virtuous Economy"

Born 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa, Carlson received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Augustana College (1971) and his Ph.D. in Modern European History from The Ohio University (1978).  He is married and has four children.
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 Howard, John A., Ph.D.    [BIO] Founder of The Howard Center; Senior Fellow in Educational Philosophy

(wcf3) "Thoughts About A Pro-Family Think Tank"

Dr. John A. Howard has focused his research and writing on education’s role in preparing new generations to live responsibly in a free society and how that role has been compromised by an amoral educational philosophy and by Federal funding.

John Howard was the founder of The Rockford College Institute, and served for ten years as its president. He has also served as president of the Ingersoll Foundation. [Click here for complete BIO]

 

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 Adamtey I, Drolor Bosso kafor, HRM     (Ghana):

(wcf5) "The Effects of the Absence of Fathers: Labor Migration, Urbanization and Family Breakdown"

His Majesty, Drolor Bosso Adamtey I (Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher) is The SUAPOLOR of the Se (Shai) Traditional Area in Ghana, West Africa.

 

 Aguirre, Maria Sophia, Ph.D.    (USA) Associate Professor, Economics and Business, Catholic University of America

(wcf3) "Effective Measures Against Poverty" [PowerPoint file requires MS ie 4.0 or above]
(wcf2) "Family, Economics, and the Information Society: How Are They Affecting Each Other? "

Dr. Aguirre is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and Business, the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. A native of Argentina, her studies have focused on economic development with regard to population, families and women, as well as international finance.

 

 Ali-Gouveia, Rebekah     (Trinidad): Founder of Elpis Center

(wcf6) "WCF’s Regional Congresses"

Rebekah ALi-Gouveia (Trinidad & Tobago)is a Christian work at home wife and mom of 4 who are schooled at home. She left her practice as an Attorney at Law to invest her skills, time and energy into founding & growing the Elpis Centre (elpiscentre.org). They provide practical support for crisis pregnancies, abortion recovery healing as well as sound and cutting edge education on issues such as abstinence and sexuality, post abortion stress, healthy parenting, challenges to the natural family and the case for life. Rebekah is passionate about defending and promoting life and the natural family with love as the stabilizing force of a civil society and to this end organised the first regional WCF conference in the caribbean which took place April 27th & 28th (elpiscentre.weebly.com)

 

 Ammitzboell, Nils & Barbara Hug, Ph.D.s   

(wcf2) "The Importance of the Family  to the Protection of the Child"

Nils Ammitzboell studied in his native Denmark and in Switzerland, and holds his doctorate in Educational Science. He has lectured throughout Europe on issues of family life and child psychology. Barbara Hug Ammitzboell comes from Germany and holds her doctorate in psychology. A lecturer and journalist, she serves on the congress secretariat for Courage to Take a Moral Stance.

 

 Andrews, Kevin, M.P.     (Australia) Barrister and statesman, Member of the Australian Parliament

(wcf5) "Family Policies That Work"

(wcf2) "Family Policies That Work"

(wcf1) "Rebuilding a Culture of Marriage"

The Hon Kevin Andrews MP has been a Member of the Australian Parliament since 1991. He served as Australian Minister for Ageing (2001-03); Employment and Workplace Relations (2003-07); and Immigration (2007). He was chair of the Parliamentary Committee which published To have and to hold (1998)

 

 Andrews, Margaret     (Australia) Convener of the Marriage Education Proramme

(wcf2) "A Lifelong Covenant of Marriage"
(wcf1) "Rebuilding a Culture of Marriage"

Margaret Andrews is convener of the Marriage Education Proramme in Melbourne, Australia. Since 1988, she has edited Threshold, the marriage education journal for Australia and New Zealand. With her husband, Kevin, she founded, in 1998, the new journal, Marriage, Family and Social Issues. She is the mother of five children.

 

 Antonelli, Ennio, Cardnial     (Italy): President of Pontifical Council for Family (Holy See)

(wcf6) Video: "Official Presentaton of the WMF Milan 2012"

(wcf6) PDF: "Official Presentaton of the WMF Milan 2012"

Born in Todi, he first attended seminary there, and then in Assisi and the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, where he was graduated in Sacred Theology. He later earned a doctorate in classics at the University of Perugia. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Todi in 1960. President of the Pontifical Council for the Family since 2008.

 

 Antonov, Anatoli, Ph.D.     (Russia): Professor, Lomonosov University

(wcf2) "More Voices for the Family… "

Anatoli Antonov, poet and sociologist, also teaches sociology of the family at the Moscow State Lomonosov University where he received his doctorate degree. He has devoted his professional life to the study of fertility, family size, and reproductive behavior. His most recent book is Microsociology of the Family, published in 1998.

 

 Asavoaie, Constatin     (Romania): Chairman / Founder of Prison Fellowship Romania

(wcf5) "Strengthening Families In Situation Of Poverty"

Constantin Asavoaie is chairman of the greatest Romanian NGO in criminal justice field, Prison Fellowship Romania. He is also a member of the Prison Fellowship International.

 

 Aparicio, Alfonso     (Spain): National Vice President of CONCAPA

(wcf6)Video: "Fighting for Freedom to Educate"

(wcf6)PDF: "Fighting for Freedom to Educate"

Born Nov. 28, 1956 in Bilbao,Spain. Vice President of the Catholic Confederation of Parents (CONCAPA) of Spain, coordinato of Familiy issues and President of the regional Federation CONCAPA-Navarra. He has been in the world of Parent association for 15 years, participating as a parent in representative bodies of family and education-related of regional and national councils. Serviceman, he is currently active lieutenant colonel in the Spanish Army. He is married and father of seven children.

 

 Arsuaga, Ignacio     (Spain): President of Local Committee of the World Congress of Families

(wcf6)Video: "Opening Ceremony"

Economist, PhD in Information Sciences Complutense University of Madrid. President of the National Commission for the Rationalization of Spanish Schedules (ARHOE), supports the reconciliation of personal, family and work, achieving a more rational schedules that allow us to enjoy our children and cultivate leisure, culture or married life.

 

 Asay, Sylvia, Dr.     (USA): Professor at the University of Nebraska Kearney

(wcf6)Video: "Family Strengths"

(wcf6)PDF: "Family Strengths"

Dr. Sylvia Asay is Professor of Family Studies and Chair of the Department of Family Studies and Interior Design at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Much of her research has focused on family strengths in post-communist countries and she has written several articles that describe her qualitative approach. She received a fellowship from the Social Science Research Council to study post-communist transition. She has published on Strengths-Based Family Research and Perspectives which is the subject of her presentation at the World Congress of Families in Madrid and forthcoming in 2013 will be her most recent edited book about Family Violence.

 

 Ayers, David J., Ph.D.     (USA): Assistant Dean, Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters Chairman, Department of Sociology Grove City College

 

(wcf4) "Advancing Freedom With Christian Scholarship”

 
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 Baehr, Theodore, Ph.D.    (USA): Chief Marking Officer at MovieGuide TV

(wcf6)PDF: "The Role of the Media in the Education of Children"
(wcf6)Video: "Redeeming the Values of Entertainment for the Benefit of Families"
(wcf4) "Video Report with Key Participants"
(wcf3) "The Media's Responsibility Towards The Family and Society"
(wcf2) "Protecting Children From Harm From The Media"

Producer, writer, director, radio personality, and scholar, serves as publisher of MovieGuide based on biblical values. He has eighteen years of research in evaluating the impact of the media on both children and adults. He holds degrees in law and theology. His books include: The Media-Wise Family and Hollywood’s Reel of Fortune: A Winning Strategy to Redeem the Entertainment Industry.

 

 Bahr, Kathleen Slaugh, Ph.D.     (USA)

(wcf2) "The Power of the Home Economy"

Kathleen Bahr completed her degree in family ecology at Michigan State University in 1981. Her research interests include a life-long study of the importance of family work and exploring the family cultures of everyday living, such as grand parenting, family ritual, love, and family transcendence. Professor Bahr is a member of the faculty in Marriage, Family, and Human Development at Brigham Young University. She and her husband, Howard, have two sons.

 

 Balmforth, Kathryn, J.D.     (USA)

(wcf2) "Hijacking Human Rights"

Kathryn Balmforth is Director of NGO Family Voice: The World Family Policy Center at Brigham Young University. Born in Los Angeles, California, she holds a law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School. A former partner at Wood Crapo LLC, in Salt Lake City, Utah, she has extensive experience in civil rights law. Kathryn Balmforth and her husband, David, are the parents of six children. 

 

 Barahona, Monica Lopez, Dr.     (Spain): Doctor and Searcher at Center for Biosanitary Studies

(wcf6)PDF: "Familiar Natural Birth Control vs Natural Family Planning"

PhD in Chemistry (major in Biochemistry) and M.A in Philosophy, she has conducted research in Molecular Oncology for over twenty years in Spain, Austria and the U.S. She has been Dean of the Faculty of Biosciences at Francisco de Vitoria University (Madrid) and Scientific and Technical Chief of stem cells from umbilical cord blood bank VidaCord until she joined the Center of Biosanitary Studies as General Director, her current position. She is Director of the Jérôme Lejeune Chair. Being appointed Expert on Bioethics (Biotechnologist) to the Council of Europe; Expert on Bioethics (Biotechnologist) to United Nations; Member of the Advisory Committee on Ethics in Science and Technology Research by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology.

 

 Barbero, Francisco Reinoso, Dr.     (Spain): Clinical Head Pediatric Anesthesiology University Hospital La Paz

(wcf6)Video: "The Painful Reality of Abortion"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Painful Reality of Abortion"

Francisco Reinoso Barbero (Pamplona, 1963) is the Section Head of Pediatric Anesthesia at the Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, where is the medical coordinator of the Pediatric Pain Unit. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Anestología training from the University of California (USA), is academic for surgery of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Spain and professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona since 1993. He is the author of 110 scientific publications in national and international journals. It is also one of the makers of the scale "Crying", the first tool in spanish to measure quickly and easily upset children after surgery.

 

 Baumgardner, Julie M.     (USA): President and Executive Director First Things First

(wcf5) "Transforming Your Community by Strengthening Marriages and Families"

Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE, is the President and Executive Director of First Things First, a one of a kind, grassroots organization dedicated to strengthening marriages and families in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

 Beloborodov, Igor     (Russia): Director of Demographic Research Institute

(wcf6)PDF: "The Demographic Winter"

Igor Beloborodov (PhD in Sociology): Russian pro-life and pro-family leader. Director of the Demographic Research Institute (Moscow) , Editor-in-Chief of the website Demographia.ru. Director of the Organizing Committee of WCF Moscow Demographic Summit in 2011. Member of the Expert Council of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States -former USSR republics) Affairs Committee of the Council (the upper house of parliament) of the Russian Federation. Founder and organizer of three pro-life car-rallies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and of the first Russian nationwide hotline for crisis pregnancy. Coordinator of six pro-life and pro-family internet projects. Head of the Charity Fund for Protection of Family, Motherhood and Childhood. International coordinator of the global Pro-Life Campaign “From Ocean to Ocean” based upon the pilgrimage of the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa from Vladivostok to Fatima.

 

 Beltramo, Carlos     (Peru): Researcher at University of Navarra

(wcf6)Video: "How to Make an Impact during Elections"

(wcf6)PDF: "How to Make an Impact during Elections"

Argentinian-Peruvian by birth, he completed his studies of Philosophy in Mexico. He is a researcher in the Project “Education of Affectivity and Human Sexuality” (EASH) at the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS), University of Navarra. He is Academic Director of ALAFA Editions and the representative in the European Union of the Population Research Institute (PRI). An instructor of teachers for character education in many countries of Latin America and Spain, he is co-author of “Alive to the World” ("Aprendiendo a Querer" in Spanish). the 12-year program of universal values and virtues and character education for schools. He was the coordinator of the multidisciplinary study "The family in Latin America: challenges and hopes" (CELAM, Bogotá 2006). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Education at the University of Navarra. He is married to Monica and they have 6 children.

 

 Berthoud, Jean-Marc     (Switzerland)

(wcf2) "The Role of the Family in Christianity"

Jean-Marc Berthoud is the author of many books and articles in the fields of history, theology, philosophy, pedagogy, ethics and political thought. His most recent book, Calvin et la France (1999), is a historical study on John Calvin. He and his wife, Rose-Marie, have five children and reside in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

 Bertule, Marika     (Latvia): Manager and Developer at the Crisis Pregnancy Center

(wcf5) "Transforming Your Community by Strengthening Marriages and Families"

Marika Bertule was born in Latvia, 1970. Since 2005 she has been manager and developer at the Crisis Pregnancy Center.

 

 Blankenhorn, David     (USA) President Institute for American Values

(wcf2) "A Preferential Option for the Family"

David Blankenhorn is president of the Institute for American Values in New York City. He is author of the highly praised volume, Fatherless America, and founding chairman of the National Fatherhood Initiative. The editor of four books, he has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and many other publications.

Contact:  David Blankenhorn,  President Institute for American Values 1841 Broadway, Suite 211 New York, New York 10023  Phone: 212 246-3942  FAX: 212 541-6665  Email: blankenhorniav@worldnet.att.net

 

 Brind, Prof. Joel, Ph.D.     (USA)

(wcf2) "Abortion Breast Cancer Issue"

Professor Joel Brind Ph.D., is a professor of human biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, The City University of New York. Dr. Brind has pioneered the research connecting breast cancer and abortion as well as writing extensively on the subject of human cloning and embryo research.

 

 Brown, Brian S.     (USA): President for National Organization of Marriage

(wcf6)Video: "How to Make an Impact during Elections"

Brian S. Brown serves as President of the National Organization for Marriage. Prior to coming to NOM in 2007, Brian was the executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut. During the five years he was with the Family Institute, he developed it into one of the largest statewide pro-family organizations in the Northeast. As President of NOM, Brian Brown has appeared in multiple national news outlets including the Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, FoxNews.com, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, and Politico as well as numerous radio shows, Christian media outlets, and television stations around the United States of América (USA)

 

 Brown, Rev. Prof. Harold 0. J. , Ph.D.     (USA) Editor of The Religion & Society Report

(wcf2) "Globalization and the Family"

Professor of Theology at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Caroline and editor of The Religion & Society Report, published by The Howard Center. He also teaches the summer program of the Simon Greenleaf School of Law in Strasbourg, France. His most recent book is The Sensate Culture: Western Civilization Between Chaos and Transformation 

 

 Bull, Benjamin W., J.D.     (USA) Vice President of the Alliance Defense Fund

(wcf6)Video: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

(wcf6)PDF: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

(wcf6) "The Homosexual Lobby"

(wcf5) "The Importance of Religious Liberty and Freedom of Speech to the Family: International Legal Issues"

(wcf4) "Attack On Traditional Marriage "

Mr. Bull is Executive Vice-President and Chief Counsel of the Alliance Defense Fund and practices exclusively in the area of constitutional law.

 

 Bullecer, Rene     (Philippines): National Director of AIDS-Free Philippines

(wcf5) "The Role of Health Professionals in Keeping Families Together: Disease Prevention"

Rene Josef Chiong Bullecer was appointed in 1996 as the point-man of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ and as the national director of AIDS-Free Philippines, the official anti-AIDS program of the church in the country.

 

 Buqueras, Ignacio     (Spain): President of the ARHOE

(wcf6)Video: "Keeping Families Together: Practical Solutions"

(wcf6)PDF: "Keeping Families Together: Practical Solutions"

Economist, PhD in Information Sciences Complutense University of Madrid. President of the National Commission for the Rationalization of Spanish Schedules (ARHOE), supports the reconciliation of personal, family and work, achieving a more rational schedules that allow us to enjoy our children and cultivate leisure, culture or married life.

 

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 Calhoun, Byron, M.D., MBA     (USA): Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

(wcf5) "How Biotechnology and Ethics Affects the Family"

Dr Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA serves as Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the West Virginia University-Charleston and is involved in medical student education.

 

 Camara, D. Ignacio Sanchez     (Spain): Professor of Philosophy of Law at University of La Coruna

(wcf6)Video: "The Attacks on the Family"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Attacks on the Family"

Ignacio Sánchez Cámara is Professor of Philosophy of Law, University of La Coruña since 1996. He received his Doctorate in Law at Universidad Complutense (Madrid) in 1983 and has been a professor of that university since 1979 and professor from 1988 to 1996. He is professor-researcher at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid. Contributor and columnist for the Madrid daily ABC. He is a usual speaker in radio programs such as "La Mañana" and "La Linterna" both in COPE radio station.

 
 Cardon, Craig A.    (USA) Chairman of the Board, United Families International

(wcf3) "The Family A Source of Untold Wealth"

Mr. Cardon grew up in what could be called a traditional family, blessed by the presence and commitment of a mother and father. His father died when he was 20-years-old. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 34 years. They have eight children, four girls and four boys. Six of their children are married. They have 19 grandchildren. He is a businessman. A few years ago he began devoting much of his time to certain societal matters of interest, principally the family. During this time, with a desire to better prepare himself to engage these societal issues, he enrolled at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and there received a master's degree in public administration with a methodological area of concentration in leadership.

 

 Carmouche, Chris     (USA): Founder of GrassTopsUSA

(wcf6)PDF: "Internet as a Tool to Reach Out"

Chris began doing volunteer work for the Christian Coalition – starting chapters in California and Virginia. In 2000, he joined the Coalition’s national staff and was responsible for the design of the Christian Coalition Voter Guide, 70 million of which were distributed that year. Chris founded GrassTopsUSA in 2004. GrassTopsUSA is a tax-exempt organization which is totally Internet based. It pioneered the dynamic of FAXing members of the United States Congress on timely concerns, and helped to generate millions of FAXes from ordinary citizens to their elected representatives. He was also a speaker at World Congress of Families IV Warsaw, (2007) and in Amsterdam, (2009).

 

 Chimombo, Moira, Prof     (Malawi): Executive Director of SAFE

(wcf5) "A Family Approach to HIV Prevention"

Moira Chimombo is now Executive Director of SAFE and served as Director of Education from 2003 to 2008, and previously as Director of Curriculum Development.

 

 Christie, Missy     (Columbia): Executive Director of the CDA Group, Colombia

(wcf5) "Will we arrive on time? Women and armed conflict, Colombia"

Inez Rose "Missy" Christie is executive director of the CDA group in Colombia. The CDA group currently reaches out to 4,500 children with education, 1,200 adults with vocational training, provides over 100,000 medical attentions per year.

 

 Coffinier, Anne     (France): General Director of Fondation pour l’Ecole

(wcf6)PDF: "Fighting for Freedom to Educate"

She graduated from the high schools - ENA and Ecole Normale Supérieure. Co-founder and general director of the French Fondation pour l’école. Founded in 2007, this foundation aims to create educational renewal in France and to contribute to the growth of independent schools, which are not covered by current law. Some of the initiatives of the Foundation are raising for the improvement of educational facilities, training for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, production of textbooks and teaching materials for schools. Other initiatives aim to promote the rights of school leaders, such as teachers, families and students. In short, are in favor of any event or action which would ensure the effectiveness of academic freedom in France.

 

 Cohen, Richard     (USA): Psychotherapist, and Writer

(wcf6)Video: "Solutions to Homosexual Behavior"

(wcf6)PDF: "Solutions to Homosexual Behavior"

Psychotherapist, educator, and author Richard Cohen has been helping men and women who experience unwanted homosexual feelings for 25 years. He himself changed from homosexual to heterosexual, is married for 30 years and has three children. Cohen authored three books: Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality, Gay Children Straight Parents, and Straight Talk About Homosexuality.

 

 Coleman, Paul     (United Kingdom): Senior Legal Counsel for Alliance Defense Fund

(wcf6)Video: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

(wcf6)PDF: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

Paul Coleman, an attorney (solicitor) in the UK, counsel for Christian Concern, a Christian advocacy group.

 

 Colquhoun, Robert     (Russia): Head of 40 Days for Life

(wcf6)PDF: "The Opportunity to Make History"

40 Days for Life headed up by Robert Colquhoun, the striking thing about this organisation is the number of impressive young people involved. 40 Days for Life was inspired by an American pro-life organization of the same name. They focus on peaceful prayer vigils outside of abortion clinics. Their philosophy is best summed up as: when you pray at the abortion facility you represent the last hope for the baby scheduled to be aborted but you are also the first sign of mercy as the woman leaves the facility after the abortion.

 

 Contreras, Francisco J., Dr.     (Spain):Philosophy of Law Universidad de Sevilla

(wcf6)PDF: "Free Exercise of Religion and the Right to Live out your Faith"

Francisco Jose Contreras. Chair of Philosophy of Law at the University of Seville.He is author of several books in the disciplines of philosophy, law and current issues. He has lectured extensively in Spain and participated as a speaker at the Europeam Ideas Network seminars (Brussels and Bucharest). He collaborates frequently with the media: Diario de Sevilla, Seville ABC and Libertad Digital.

 
 Crouse, Janice, Ph.D.    (USA): President of Concerned Women for America

(wcf6)PDF: "The Case of Marriage"

(wcf6)Video: "The Case of Marriage"

(wcf5) "Children: Our Hope for the Future"

(wcf4) "A Child’s Best Hope for Life, Health, and Family"

(wcf3) "Feminism and the Family"

(wcf2) "Strengthening American Families: What Works and What Doesn’t Work

Senior Fellow, The Beverly LaHaye Institute: Concerned Women for America- Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse is a former Bush Presidential Speechwriter and has served as an official United States delegate to United Nations’ conferences on both women and children.  Dr. Crouse is an author, writer and speaker and is an international authority and commentator on political, feminist, family, social, religious, and women's issues.  These remarks can be quoted with appropriate attribution and further information can be found at the CWA/BLI website: www.cwfa.org where you can sign up to receive regular email publications and alerts on contemporary issues.

 

 Cuevas, Anibal     (Spain): Family Counselor and Writer

(wcf6)Video: "Keeping Families Together: Practical Solutions"

(wcf6)PDF: "Keeping Families Together: Practical Solutions"

Diploma in Family Counseling (University of Navarra). Leadership Program (PLGP 07) IESE Business School. He teaches and gives lectures on marriage and family in Spain and Latin America. He has published in media and is author of several books. He also writes on his blog www.seraudaces.es . He is married and father of four children.

 

 Dagnino, Alfredo     (Spain): Managing Director of Grupo Intereconomia

(wcf6) "Family, Economics and Social Capital"

(wcf6)Video: "Main Conference: Freedom of Education"

Alfredo Dagnino actualmente es uno de los Consejeros del Grupo de comunicación Intereconomía.

 

 Dew, Sheri L.     (USA): CEO of Deseret Book

(wcf5) "The Power of Virtue"

Sheri Dew is a native of Ulysses, Kansas, and a graduate of Brigham Young University. She has authored several books, including the biographies of two presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Ezra Taft Benson. Her most recent books are God Wants a Powerful People and Saying It Like It Is. Sheri was named the president and CEO of Deseret Book Company in March 2002. She also serves as a member of both the BYU Marriott School of Management’s National Advisory Council and the President’s Leadership Council for BYU-Hawaii. In March 2003 the White House appointed her as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at the United Nations.

 

 Diamond, Paul     (United Kingdom): Founder of Christian Legal Center

(wcf6) "WCF’s Regional Congresses"

 

 Dollahite, David C., Ph.D.     (USA)

(wcf2) "Faithful Fathering: How Religion Fosters Responsible and Meaningful Father Involvement"

An Associate Professor in the School of Family Life and an Adjunct Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dr. Dollahite has published dozens of articles and book chapters; edited three books, and helped develop two web sites on fathering (Fatherwork & Faithful-Fathering). He served as co-chair of the Men in Families Focus Group in the National Council on Family Relations. David and his wife Mary are the parents of six children.

 

 Eberstadt, Nicholas, Ph.D.     (USA)

(wcf2) "World Population in the 21st Century: Last One Out Turn off the Lights?"

Nicholas Eberstadt is a researcher with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His books include The Population of North Korea (1992 , with Judith Banister) and Prosperous Paupers and Other Population Problems (1999). He holds his Ph.D. from Harvard University and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.

 

 Bishop W.J. Eijk     (Netherlands): Archbishop of Utrecht

(wcf5) "Solutions For The Future Depend On Respect For Human Life And Human Right "

Willem Jacobus Eijk was ordained as Bishop of Groningen in 1999. In January 2008 he took possession of the archiepiscopal see of Utrecht.

 

 Elshtain, Jean Bethke, Ph.D.     (USA)

(wcf2) "What's at Stake in the Family Debate? Family Autonomy and the Civil Good"

Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. Her books include Real Politics, Political Theory and Everyday Life, Democracy on Trial, Women and War, and Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Political and Social Thought.

 

 Esparza, Jose Javier     (Spain): Journalist and Writer for Intereconomia TV

(wcf6)PDF "Promoting Fatherhood (Crisis in Manhood)"

Spanish journalist and writer. He has written several publications and newspapers, serving as a policy analyst and critic of television and culture. Trained at the newsrooms of ABC and Ya was editor of the cultural magazine "Punto y coma" and has led the magazine of thinking Hesperides. Since 2010 he joined the directing team of Intereconomía Group and presenting the news on TV Intereconomía with Pilar Garcia Granja and Eduardo Garcia Serrano . Since September of 2011 heads the current socio-cultural magazine "Con otro enfoque".

 

 Estepa, Francisco J. Gonzalez     (Spain): Association of Evangelical Homeschoolers

(wcf6)PDF "Homeschooling, an Alternative?"

Francisco J. González Estepa is Homeschooler since 2000. He graduated in Education Sciences (UNED, Spain) and obtained a doctorate (PhD) at Open University (UK). He is specialized in online open education systems. Educational advisor of the Association for Free Education (homeschoolers), Advisor to bilingual education (Spanish-English) and Cambridge ESOL Examiner.

 

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 Fagan, Patrick, Ph.D.     (USA): Senior Fellow and Director of the MRRI, Family Research Council

(wcf6) PDF: "Family, Economics and Social Capital"

(wcf6) PDF: "Social Cost of Pornography"

(wcf6) Video: "Social Cost of Pornography"

(wcf5) "The Effects Of Child Care (Day Care) On The Social And Psychological Development Of Children"

(wcf4) "Dignity of the Child from Conception and Its Right to Life, Home, and Family"

(wcf2) "The Effects of Divorce on Children"

Born in Ireland, Patrick Fagan served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Social Service Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and  served as Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation for thirteen years.  He is now Senior Fellow at the Family Research Council (Washington, DC) and Director of the Center for Family and Religion, where he examines the relationships among family, marriage, religion, community, and America's social problems as illustrated in the social sciences research data.  He and his wife Theresa have eight children.

 
 Farris, Michael P., J.D.    (USA) President and founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association

(wcf5) "Defending the Right to Homeschool: Recent Experience in California, Germany, England and Beyond"

(wcf2) "Parental Rights"

(wcf1) "Reclaiming the Large Family Ideal"

An attorney, is the president and founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association, a membership organization that provides legal and educational counsel to home-schooling families. He has tried cases before the United States Supreme Court and authored a number of books and articles on home schooling and the law, child rearing, and the family. He is an ordained minister in the Baptist Church. He and his wife, Vickie, have ten children, all of whom are schooled at home.

 
 Fay, Calvina L.    (USA): Executive Director, Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.

(wcf3) "Drug Legalization in the New Millennium and its Impact on Communities"

Calvina L. Fay is a world-renowned expert on drug policy and prevention strategies with close to 20 years experience in the field. She has authored several books, articles, and newsletters and has founded, built and sold 2 successful businesses. She can be reached at cfay@dfaf.org for comments or questions.

 
 Feder, Don, J.D.    (USA): President, Don Feder Associates, PR Director for WCF( Former syndicated columnist. Free-lance writer), DIRCOM WCF for the Howard Center

(wcf6)Video: "Cultural Roots of the Demographic Winter"

(wcf6)PDF: "Cultural Roots of the Demographic Winter"

(wcf6) "The Demographic Winter"

(wcf5) "The Philosophical Roots of Demographic Winter"


(Wcf4)
"Hollywood Values Versus Family Values"

(wcf3) "The Family in the Media's Myopic Eye"

A Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated columnist from June 1983 to June 2002. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Massachusetts. Besides practicing law and writing a syndicated column, Feder served as executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation, executive director of the Second Amendment Foundation and editorial director of WEEI Newsradio in Boston.

He has a media consulting firm, Don Feder Associates and a website, donfeder.com. In late March, Feder began a daily radio show on WROL, 950 AM in Boston. In September, his third book, "The Tattered Flag: The Fight for America in the 21st Century," is due out from Smith and Kraus Publishers.

 

 Fleming, Thomas, Ph.D.    (USA) Editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture

(wcf1) "The Natural Family"

Thomas Fleming, classicist, poet, and philosopher, is the editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, published by the Rockford Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is the author of The Politics of Human Nature. His thought, like that of Aristotle and Aquinas, is focused on human relationships rooted in the natural realities of life—faith, blood, land—rather than in abstractions such as liberty, equality, fraternity.

 

 Fowler, Mary Louise     (Australia): Vice President of the Australian Family Association

(wcf6)PDF: "Strengthening the Family"

Mary-Louise Fowler is currently Coordinator of the National Marriage Day Committee as well as Vice-President of the Australian Family Association. She is married with four adult children and resides near Young in southern NSW. Mary Louise will be de Executive Manager for Local Organizing Committee for the WCF VII Sydney, 2013.

 

 Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth, Ph.D.     (USA)

(wcf2) "Gender as a Natural Construct"

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is the Eleanor Raoul Professor of Humanities at Emory University, where she earlier served as Director of Women’s Studies. Her books include Feminism is Not the Story of My Life (1996) and Feminism Without Illusions: A Critique of Individualism (1991).

 
 Francis, Babette    (Australia) Coordinator, Endeavour Forum

(wcf5) "The Role of Mothers and Fathers"

(wcf4) "The Deconstruction of Gender"

(wcf3) "The Plight of Boys"

(wcf2) "Fathers and Mothers... Complementary Roles"

Babette Francis, B.Sc. (Hons), (Microbiology & Chemistry) is the National & Overseas Coordinator of Endeavour Forum Inc., a pro-family, pro-life NGO with Special Consultative Status with the Economic & Social Council of the UN. Endeavour Forum holds annual workshops on pro-life issues at the UN in New York.

 

 Franz, Wanda, Ph.D.     (USA): Ph.D., President National Right to Life Committee

(wcf5) "How Cloning and Stem Cell Research Affect the Family"

Wanda Franz, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and professor emeritus of child development at West Virginia University. She was President of West Virginians for Life from 1973- 1991.

 

 Freiova, Michaela     (Czech Republic) Director of the Family Values Program, Civic Institute of the Czech Republic

(wcf2) "The Communist Assault or the Family: A Czech Perspective"
(Wcf1) "Family"

Michaela Freiova, activist and writer, is the director of the Family and Society program for the Civic Institute of the Czech Republic. She held a variety of underground posts during the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia as author, editor, translator and distributor, waging the war on behalf of the Church, the unborn and the family. She and her husband have three children.

 

 Freund, Susan D.     (USA): Director of thinkmarriage.org

(wcf5) "Collaborating to Transform Your Community "

Susan Dutton Freund is director of the non-profit website thinkmarriage.org since may 2005, taking it from one to eighteen employees and $1.5M in income.

 

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 Gábos, András, Ph.D.     (Hungary): Senior Researcher at TÁRKI Social Research Institute

(wcf5) "The Place Of Family In Government Policies And Vice Versa"

András Gábos , PhD in sociology (Corvinus University, Budapest), is Senior Researcher at TÁRKI Social Research Institute (January 2000– present).

 

 Gairdner, William, Ph.D.     (Canada) Olympic decathlon medalist and businessman

(wcf2) "Democracy Against The Family"

William Gairdner, author, teacher, Olympic decathlon medalist and businessman, is the chairman of The Gairdner Foundation of Canada, which gives international awards to scientists who contribute to the relief of human suffering. Dr. Gairdner is also the founder and first president of Civitas, a national organization focused on the problems of freedom and order in society. His books include War Against the Family.

 

 Garton, Jean, Litt.D.     (USA) Co-founder and former president of Lutherans for Life

(wcf2) "The Adoption Option"

Jean Garton, Litt.D., author and lecturer, is a co-founder and former president of Lutherans for Life and is a member of the board of directors of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She is the author of Who Broke the Baby? and has written and lectured widely on issues related to education, the family and human life. She and her husband have four children. 

 

 Gold, Michael, Rabbi      (USA) Temple Beth Torah, Tamarac Jewish Center; Founder, Heartfelt Communications

(wcf3) "The Decision to Love"
(wcf2) "Family: A Spiritual Guide"

Rabbi Michael Gold serves Temple Beth-Torah and the Tamarac Jewish Center in Tamarac, Florida. He is the author of And Hannah Wept: Infertility, Adoption, and the Jewish Couple, Does God Belong in the Bedroom?, and God, Love, Sex and Family: A Rabbi’s Guide to Building Relationships That Last.

 

 Gimenez, Conrado     (Spain): President of the Madrina Foundation

(wcf6)PDF: "Achievements of the Prolife and Profamily Movement Worldwide"

Graduated in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) and Bioethics and Biolaw (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid). MBA (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid & London School of Economics). He worked as a researcher at the Center of Molecular Biology of UAM-Madrid and as head of capital markets, stock exchange and in the presidential cabinet of BBVA and Banesto-Santander banking groups. Since 2000 is founder and president of Fundacion Madrina, institution awarded in Spain and abroad: (2003, 2005, 2008, and 2011, including TELVA Solidarity National Award 2003, Best Foundation for Development (Universidad CEU Valencia 2011) . Fundacion Madrina has been received by SS. Benedict XVI in 2010, and has appeared as an advisor before the European Parliament (2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012) and UN (2012)

 

 Gomez-Lavin, Carmen, Dr.     (Spain): Doctor, Psychiatrist for Spanish Federation of Assoc. Pro-Life

(wcf6)PDF: "The Painful Reality of Abortion"

Dr. Gómez - Lavín, B.A in Medicine, University of Granada. First PhD University of Navarra (1963). Specialist Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Zaragoza (1964). Emeritus of the Spanish Foundation for Psychiatry and Mental Health, she belongs to the Committee of Experts of "Derecho a vivir" and she is a Member of the Spanish Federation of Associations Pro-Life. She has held several teaching and welfare positions at University of Navarra. She has published several books and papers and has participated in numerous national and international congresses presenting papers on topics of her specialty: family, abortion in adolescents and post-abortion syndrome.

 

 Griffin, Glen C., M.D.     (USA) President of The America Family League

(wcf2) "Telling kids “It’s OK to play around with sex— if they use a condom” is medical misinformation"

Dr. Glen C. Griffin is President of The America Family League, a non-profit foundation dedicated to strengthening families. He teaches in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University and is editor of the new journal, Marriage and Families.

 

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 Hafen, Bruce C. Ph.D.     (USA) First Quorum of Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

(wcf4) "Lovers Do Not Live for Themselves Alone: The Social Value of Traditional Marriage"

(wcf2) "Motherhood and The Moral Influence of Women"

Bruce Hafen, attorney, is a member of the First Quorum of Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and is currently posted in Europe. He has served as Provost, and as Dean of the Law School at Brigham Young University. He specializes in constitutional law, family law, and education law. He and his wife, Marie, have seven children.

 

 Haley, Ambassador George Williford Boyce, J.D.     (USA) Former Ambassador to the Republic of the Gambia

(wcf2) "Family"

George Williford Boyce Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Gambia. Haley, of Silver Spring, Md., is vice chairman of the Postal Rate Commission. An attorney by profession, Haley has practiced law in the District of Columbia and the State of Kansas, where he also served as a deputy city attorney and a state senator. In Washington, D.C., he was president of George W. Haley, P.C., which specialized in transportation, corporate, and international law. In 1986, Haley ran in the Maryland Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. His federal government experience includes service as chairman of the Postal Rate Commission (1990-1993), general counsel and congressional liaison at the United States Information Agency (1976-1977), and chief counsel of the Federal Transit Administration (1969-1973). Haley has served as an appointed member on several international missions, including the U.S. delegation to the 22nd General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, the U.S. delegation to the Second International Conference on Assistance to Refugees in Africa (ICARA) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Fourth African- American Summit in Harare, Zimbabwe. Haley is a 1949 graduate from Morehouse College and a 1952 graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He is also a veteran of WW II.

 

 Harper, James M., Ph.D.    (USA) Director of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University

(wcf2) "Don’t Take Generations Out of Family!"

Director of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. His books include Uncovering Shame: Integrating Individuals with Their Family Systems and Birthorder Roles and Sibling Position in Individual and Family Therapy. He holds the highest honorary distinction given by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, that of Fellow. Dr. Harper and his wife, Colleen, have 5 children.

 

 Harris-Quinney, Ben     (United Kingdom): Chairman of the Bow Group

(wcf6)Video: "How to Make an Impact during Elections"

Ben has been involved in politics and international relations for ten years, having worked on foreign policy issues for the Conservative Party in both the UK and European Parliaments. He is Chairman of the Bow Group, the UKs oldest Conservative think tank, President of Conservatives Abroad Madrid, and a Councillor in Hertfordshire UK.

 

 Hart, Craig H., Ph.D.    (USA) Professor and Chair of Marriage, Family, and Human Development

(wcf2) "Combating the Myth that Parents Don’t Matter"

Craig Hart is Professor and Chair of Marriage, Family, and Human Development at Brigham Young University. He has authored or co-authored over 40 scientific papers on parenting and various aspects of children’s development and has edited two volumes on related questions. His current research focuses on patterns of parental influence in Australia, China, Russia and the United States

 

 Hartman, David    (USA) Economist and Banker; Chairman of the Institute for Budget and Tax Limitations

(wcf3) "Diagnosing the Impending European Population Implosion"
(wcf2) "The Effect of Economics on the U.S. Family "
(wcf1) "The Economic Assault of the Welfare State on the Traditional Family"

David A. Hartman, economist and banker, is the founder and chairman of the Lone Star Foundation and chairman of the Institute for Budget and Tax Limitations. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Howard Center and Chairman of The Rockford Institute. Mr. Hartman has had successful dual careers both as a business entrepreneur and as an economic public policy analyst. He has researched and written extensively on the effects of state-welfare programs on the family.

 

 Hashemi, Fatemeh    (Iran) Secretary General of the Women’s Solidarity Association of Iran

(wcf2) "In the Name of God,  the Compassionate, the Merciful"

Fatemeh Hashemi is Secretary General of the Women’s Solidarity Association of Iran. She has served her government as Chief of the Women’s Office of Social and International Affairs in the Foreign Ministry. In 1996, she became Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Women NGOS.

 
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 Hassan, Professor Dr. Farooq     (Pakistan) Hassan Law Associates, International Legal Consultant, UFI Int. Advisory Board, Professor and Barrister, Chairman of the Pakistan Family Forum

(wcf6)PDF: "Achievements of the Prolife and Profamily Movement Worldwide"

(wcf5) "The Influence of UN, International and Policies on the Family: Effects on Developing Nations"

(wcf4) "Response to Demographic Winter: Sanctity of Family in different Cultures"

(wcf3) "International Criminal Court: Family Related Issues"

D.Phil.; B A Juris, MA. M.Litt, (Oxon), DCL (Columbia), DIA (Harvard), Of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister at Law, UK, Attorney at Law, US, Senior Advocate Supreme Court (QC) of Pakistan; David M. Kennedy Visiting Scholar, Kennedy Center  & Visiting Professor of International Studies & Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. The author has been Advisor to four Pakistani Prime Ministers on Foreign Affairs & Law, Member & Delegate to the UN Human Rights Commission, and the UN Sub Commission on Human Rights, Geneva. He has also represented Pakistan delegations to the UN GA and was the leader of  Pakistan  Delegation to the  International Criminal Court (ICC); He is currently the UN Special Ambassador for Family, the President of the American Institute of South Asian Strategic Studies, Boston; President Pakistan Ecology Council and Chairman   Pakistan Bar‘s Committees on International Affairs and Environment, 2004-2005; he was awarded the highly prestigious King Faisal Memorial Award for 2002 from K.Fiasl Foundation, Saudi Arabia and in 2003 he received the International Professor of the Year of Human Rights & Shraiah Award in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; In 2004 he became the first Pakistani scholar to be appointed a distinguished Visiting Professor by JNU in Delhi, & to give Memorial Lectures at the Benaras Hindu University, University of Mumbai and at Ambadkar University in Auranagbad. In 2006 he was given the London World International Islamic Award for Family. In 2006 he also received the distinction of being invited to address the Goa International Center for his work in human rights & peace studies in South Asia., the Gandhi Peace Foundation, and Delhi and by the Nehru Foundation in Bombay.

 

 Hernalsteen, Pierre     General Manager of NFP-Vlaanderen

(wcf5) "Fertility And Human Dignity"

Pierre Hernalsteen is currently general manager of NFP-Vlaanderen, Flemish association for natural family planning. Cofounder of ‘Jongeren Info Life’, Flemish association for the protection of the mother and the unborn child.

 

 Hernandez, Marie-Claire    (Mexico) Former President of the Family and Society organization in Mexico, WCF Organizational Committee

(wcf5) "Social Cost of Pornography"

(wcf6)PDF: "Threats to the Family from Addiction to Internet Pornography"

(wcf4) "The New Drug of the Millenium"

She is a founding member of Family & Society, and a member of the board of "Red Familia" (Family Network), Mexico. She has participated in the Planning Committee of the World Congress of Families.

Marie-Claire has been a conference speaker on education and sexuality for the past 15 years. Recently, she has been involved in an online safety project in Mexico, where she has spoken nationally on the subject of addiction among children and teenagers to online pornography.

 

 Hidalgo, Carmen Dominguez, Dr.     (Chile): Professor of Law at University of Complutense, Chile

(wcf6)Video: "How to Fight Back against International Law"

(wcf6)Video: "Effects of Social Experimentation and Same-Sex Adoption"

Carmen Domínguez is Lawyer, PhD in Law (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), Master's Degree in Comparative Law, especialist in Civil Law. She is Professor of Civil Law at the Faculty of Law and Director of UC Family at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is Lawyer before the I. Santiago Court of Appeals (alternate judge), Referee of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (arbitration) and is an active Lawyer in family matters, obligations and contract Law. She is the author of several pieces and articles on Civil Liability, Theory of Law, Family Law, Family and Bioethics. Director of the journal Annals UC Law and a member of several boards of journals. She participates permanently in conferences and seminars in various areas of legal endeavor in Chile and abroad.

 

 Hoffman, Edward, M.D.    (USA)

(wcf2) "Nurturing Children's Higher Needs Through the Family"

Edward Hoffman, a psychiatrist, is in private practice in New York. He is the author of nine books including Beyond All Odds: The Story of Lubavitch, The Book of Fathers’ Wisdom, and The Drive for Self, which won a Gradiva award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

 
 Hojat, Mohammadreza, Ph.D.     (USA) Director of the Jefferson Longitudinal Study

(wcf4) "Diminishing Interest in Motherhood and Human Ecology"
(wcf3) "Development of Prosocial Behavior and Empathy In the Hand that Rocks the Cradle"
(wcf2) "Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings on the Role of the Biological Mother"

Director of the Jefferson Longitudinal Study and research professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. He has published over 100 articles in scientific and professional journals, and has edited two major volumes, commonly focused on the topic of mother-child attachment.

 
 Holman, Thomas B., Ph.D.    (USA) Professor of Marriage, Family, and Human Development at Brigham Young University

(wcf3) "Strengthening Young Adults’ Marriages Begins in the Home"

National Council on Family Relations;  International Network for Personal Relationships;  International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships;  Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists Applied Activities;  Frequent speaker at church, national and international groups on mate selection, marital quality, strong families, and surviving the teen years. Dr. Holman's scholarly interests include understanding the courtship and mate selection process, understanding the predictors of marital quality, and advancing premarital, marital, and family life education.

 
 Horn, Wade, Ph.D.    (USA) Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services

(wcf3) "My Family Story"
(wcf2) "The Family, Civil Society, and the State"

A clinical psychologist, is past President of The National Fatherhood Initiative, a Washington based advocacy organization to promote fatherhood. In 1989-1993, he served as Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, as Chief of the Children's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as a member of the National Commission on Children. 

 

 Huitzing, Arend     (Netherlands): Advisor to the Dutch CABA (Children Affected By Aids)

(wcf5) "Families Affected By HIV & AIDS : What Government and Society Can Do"

Arend Huitzing joined the Dutch Min. of Foreign Affairs, as a career diplomat, May 1973 till December 2004. He worked with AWEPA, the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa till July 2008 as the Advisor on HIV & AIDS (in a program in close cooperation with UNICEF) and is presently Advisor to the Dutch CABA (Children Affected By Aids) working group.

 

 Husain, Syed Shahid    (USA)

(wcf2) "Family Policies that Work"

Syed Shahid Husain has been senior advisor to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the United Nations in New York, since 1995. He has given special attention to issues of family policy and economic development.

 

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 Irala, Jokin de, Dr.     (Spain): Professor of Medicine and Surgery at University of Navarra

(wcf6)Video: "Health Effects of Promiscuity and Infidelity"

(wcf6)PDF: "Health Effects of Promiscuity and Infidelity"

Professor Jokin de Irala is Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Navarra. He completed a Masters in Public Health in Scotland in 1987, earned his PhD in Medicine in 1990 and in 2000, a second doctorate in Public Health in the US. Since 2011 he holds the Chair of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and he is also Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Navarra. Professor of Research Methodology, Human Sexuality, and two subjects in the Master's Degree in Marriage and Family. He is also Coordinator and Principal Researcher of the multidisciplinary project "Emotional Education and Human Sexuality" at the Institute of Culture and Society, University of Navarra. He is the author of several books on his area of expertise. He is married and has five children.

 

 Israel Bendahan, Moises     (Spain): Chief Rabbi of Jewish Community in Madrid

(wcf6)Video: "Family, Future of Society"

Born in Tetuan (Morocco), 1956. Moises Bendahan Israel completed rabbinical studies in Jerusalem, earning his degree of Rabbi by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in 1984. He graduated in Philosophy and Jewish Bible from the college "Lifshits" of Jerusalem. Since September 1986 he is in charge of the Jewish community of Madrid.

  

 Issacs, David, Ph.D.    (USA) Professor of School Management

(wcf2) "Binding the Generations"

David Isaacs is Professor of School Management, the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, at the University of Navarre, in Spain. His books include Children and Adolescents, Character Building, and The Dynamics of Communication in Marriage. He is the father of seven children and the grandfather of six.

 

 Ivars, Javier Escriva, Dr. Prof     (Spain): Doctor in Law and Cannon Law at Univ. of Narvarra

(wcf6)Video: "The Fact of Marriage"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Fact of Marriage"

Doctor in Law and Canon Law, Lawyer and University Professor. Member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Law. Manager of the Institute of Sciences for the Family and Member of the Steering Committee for the “Yearbook of History of the Church” and Researcher at the Institute Martín of Azpilcueta. He is also Manager of the Online Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family, and Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Canon Law at the University of Navarra, of the Università Degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.

 

  Jacobs, Binyomin, Chief Rabbi.    (Netherlands): Inter-Provincial Chief Rabbi in 11 out of 12 of Holland’s state provinces

(wcf5) "The Natural Family As The Cornerstone of Society"

Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs is the Chief Rabbi of the Interprovincial Opperrabbinat (covering 11 of the 12 provinces), chairman of the Rabbinical Council for the Netherlands and the rabbi (chaplain) of the Sinai Centre in Amstelveen, the only Jewish psychiatric hospital in Europe.

 

 Joseph, Rita    (Australia) Mother of eleven children and a home-schooler

(wcf2) "Deconstructing the Family: Tampering with 'the Deep Natural Facts of Begetting'"

Rita Joseph, writer and lecturer, has represented the Australian Family Association at six recent United Nations Conferences. She has contributed to books including The New Imperialism, Empowering Women: Beijing Essays, and The Family, Education, and Society. She is the mother of eleven children and a home-schooler.

 

 Jeynes, William, Dr.     (USA): Member of Princeton Witherspoon Institute

(wcf6)Video: "Faith and Family, and the Freedom to Educate"

(wcf6)PDF: "Faith and Family, and the Freedom to Educate"

 

 Jouve, Nicolas, Dr.     (Spain): Professor of Genetics, University of Alcala and CIVICa

(wcf6)Video: "The Global State of Abortion (Chemical and Surgical)"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Global State of Abortion (Chemical and Surgical)"

Doctor in Biology (1973). Visiting researcher at University of Columbia (Missouri, USA, 1988). Taught courses in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in Chile (1996), Nicaragua (1998) and Argentina (2001). He teaches Genetics and Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Alcalá (Madrid). He has been President of the Spanish Society of Genetics. He is Professor at the Masters Program of Bioethics and Education at Catholic University of Avila, Masters Program of Bioethics and Biolaw at University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) and Masters Program of Science IPJPII Family of the Diocese of Alcalá (Madrid). First in signing the " Madrid manifesto" against abortion (March 2009). Founder and President of CiViCa: Association of Researchers and Professionals for Human Life, is a consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family and a regular contributor to media.

 

 Joya, Gador     (Spain): Doctorate in Medicine and Coordinator of the Right to Life Movement

(wcf6)Video: "Culture of Life vs. Culture of Death"

Gador Joya is Doctorate in Medicine and Coordinator of the Right to Life movement (DAV). This initiative began in 2008 when it announced the approval of the Abortion Act and was subsequently approved in 2009. In this situation, a group of citizens decided to do everything possible to try to stop this slaughter. And so they decided to launch a massive information and awareness about the reality of abortion. DAV has managed to get their message to millions of Spanish and establish an ongoing dialogue with our fellow citizens that allows us all to know in detail what abortion means.

  

 Kalbermatten, Bruno de    (Switzerland)

(wcf2) "The Family - Economy  and Insurance for the Future"

Bruno de Kalbermatten received his diploma in mechanical engineering in 1949 at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and later became President of BOBST, S.A., headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. His board memberships included Nestle S.A., The Union Bank of Switzerland, and the Swiss Association of Machine Manufacturers.

 

 King, Alveda C, Dr.     (USA): Founder of King for America

(wcf6)Video: "Main Conference: The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Today"

(wcf6)PDF: "Main Conference: The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Today"

Dr. Alveda C. King founded King for America, Inc. "to assist people in enriching their lives spiritually, personally, mentally and economically." She is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King. Alveda is the grateful mother of six children and she is a doting grandmother.

 

 Kiska, Roger     (Austria): Legal Council at Alliance Defense Fund

(wcf6)Video: "How to Fight Back against International Law"

(wcf6)PDF: "How to Fight Back against International Law"

(wcf6)Video: "Violations of Rights of Conscience, Today"

(wcf6)PDF: "Violations of Rights of Conscience, Today"

Roger Kiska serves as legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and is based in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, where he specializes in international litigation with a focus on European law. Kiska is developing the ADF-allied attorney network in Europe, working with allies to litigate European cases that have a potential for impacting ADF efforts in America. Before joining ADF in 2008, Kiska served as legal counsel at the European Center for Law and Justice. Kiska earned his J.D. at Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and successfully completed the United Kingdom’s Solicitor’s Transfer Exam — the British equivalent of the American Bar exam.

 

 Klerk, Josien de, Ph.D.     (Netherlands): Programme Manager WorldGranny/ Researcher

(wcf5) "Changing Position of Older People Due To HIV/AIDS"

Josien de Klerk worked as a junior lecturer at the University of Amsterdam from 2006-2007 and started work as a program manager at World Granny in January 2008 where she works on the projects for older caretakers in East and Southern Africa.

 

 Klugler, Gudrun, Dr.     (Spain): Co-founder of Kairos Consulting

(wcf6)Video: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

(wcf6)PDF: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

 

 Knight, Robert    (USA) Director Culture and Media Institute

 

(wcf4) "The Siren Song: How the Left Wields Pornography Against Family and Church"

Robert Knight heads the Culture and Media Institute at the Media Research Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Knight frequently appears on network and cable television and radio programs, and is published and quoted in major newspapers and magazines. Of special interest are media influence, religious freedom, family issues, television and film.

 

 Kushiner, James M.     (USA): Executive Director of The Fellowship of St. James

(wcf5) "Prodigal Research"

James M. Kushiner is the Executive Director of The Fellowship of St. James, a non-profit ecumenical association. He is Executive Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. He is editor, with William A. Dembski, of Signs of Intelligence, and editor of Creed & Culture: A Touchstone Reader.

 

 Komov, Alexey     (Spain): Director of External Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church

(wcf6)PDF: "Protection of the Natural Family on the International Level: The Russian Civil Society Input"

(wcf6)"WCF's Regional Conferences"

Alexey Komov has been the chairman of the last "demographic Moscow Summit: Family and the Future of Humankind" celebrated in July 2011. The summit was the first World Summit on the causes and consequences of rapidly falling fertility. Head of Representative Office of WCF in Russia and the CIS, Alexey Komov is also the International Pro-Life Projects Coordinator of the Russian Orthodox Church. Fluent in the four main European languages, Alexey has 17 years experience in international business and consulting.

 

 Kopischke, Erich W., Elder     (Germany): President of Europe Area

(wcf6)Video: "The Value of the Natural Family"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Value of the Natural Family"

Erich W. Kopischke is a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and currently serves as President of the Europe Area. Prior to his calling to full-time Church service, he was the Church Educational System coordinator for Europe. He received his initial professional training and degree in business. Earlier in his career he was self-employed as an insurance broker and later became managing director of a nation-wide insurance company in Germany. He is married to Christiane Glück Kopischke, and they are the parents of seven children and five grandchildren.

 

 Kotkin, Joel     (USA): Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University

(wcf6)Video: "The Demographic Winter: Causes, Implications, Solutions"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Demographic Winter: Causes, Implications, Solutions"

Mr. Kotkin is Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California; a contributing editor to the City Journal in New York; a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College in Singapore, and a Fellow at the National Chamber Foundation. A highly respected speaker and futurist, he consults for many leading economic development organizations, private companies, regions and cities. He also serves as executive editor of the website www.newgeography.com.

 

 Kowalewski, Lech & Ewa     (Poland): Director of WCF Poland/ President of Human Life International

(wcf6)Video: "Familiar Natural Birth Control vs Natural Family Planning"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Demographic Winter: Causes, Implications, Solutions"

Co-founder and director of the Polish Federation of Pro-Life Movement. It consists of nearly 140 pro-life groups across the country. Being a non-political body, the Polish Federation of Pro-Life Movement focuses on the political support - the face of misunderstanding and loneliness often true - to embrace the pro-life cause in the Polish Parliament. Tries to influence other members of parliament, in the hope of eventually taking a pro-life position. Its goal is to alter public opinion so that more people recognize and assent to the truth that every human being: the newly designed, newly born, young or old, healthy or ill, has the same right to live.

 

 Labarbera, Peter     (USA): President for Americans for Truth

(wcf6)Video: "Fighting for Freedom to Educate"

Peter LaBarbera, 49, is president of Americans For Truth (about Homosexuality, or AFTAH), a group dedicated to exposing the homosexual activist agenda. Founded as a part-time venture in 1996 but reorganized in August 2006, AFTAH seeks to apply the same single-minded determination to opposing the radical homosexual agenda and standing for God-ordained sexuality and the natural family as countless homosexual groups do in promoting their harmful agenda. Americans For Truth is a rare single-issue national group on the other side of this critical “culture war” issue. Meanwhile, there are over a dozen national American “gay” groups with annual budgets ranging from just under $1 million to over $30 million working to advance this agenda — which threatens to criminalize Christian opposition to behavior that most Americans believe is wrong.

 

 Lacalle, Maria, Dr.     (Spain): Director of Center for the Study of Family

(wcf6)Video: "The Presentation of the Academic Seminar"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Presentation of the Academic Seminar"

Graduated in Law (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid), she received her PhD in Law from the same university in 1995 and in 2003 she graduated in Religious Studies. She teaches Civil Law at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid). She is currently Director of the Chair of BioEthics and BioLaw, Extraordinary Member of the Institute of Economic and Social Research and a Member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. She is married and mother of six children.

  

 Land, Richard, D.Phil.     (USA): Southern Baptist Convention

(wcf5) "The Role of Faith and Churches in Keeping Families Together"

Dr. Richard Land has served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission since 1988.

 
 Landolt, C. Gwendolyn, J.D.   (Canada) President, REAL Women of Canada (realwcto@interlog.com)

(wcf6)Video: "Family Social and Government Policies"

(wcf6)PDF: "Family Social and Government Policies"

(wcf5) "The Importance of Inter-Religious Cooperation to Family Policy Development"

(wcf4) "Marriage As A Social Good: Why Get Married?"

(wcf3) "Keeping Family in the UN’s Agenda"

(wcf2) "The Family at the United Nations:  Where Do We Go From Here?"

Founder and first president of Right to Life and the co-founder of the political arm of the Canadian pro-life movement, Campaign Life. She is the co-founder and current National Vice-President of REAL Women of Canada (Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life).

 

 Larrain, Fernando     (Spain): Editor of SOS Family

(wcf6)PDF: "Social Cost of Pornography"

Born in Santiago, Chile on July 21, 1944. He studied at the Sacred Hearts School and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago. It also has Spanish nationality. Journalist, writer and speaker, he is director of SOS Family, civil institution that has been promoting the family institution, the defense of human life and the straight and free education of youth for 21 years. S.O.S. Family has members in all the 52 Spanish provinces constituting a network of collaborators distributed in more than 3,500 postal districts. He has dedicated his life to the Catholic apostolate, with special focus to family issues, bioethics and education. Member of the Private Association of Faithful of Pontifical Right, Heralds of the Gospel.

 

 Layden, Mary Anne, Ph D.     (USA): Psychotherapist and Director at University of Pennsylvania

(wcf6)PDF: "Social Cost of Pornography"

Mary Anne Layden, PhD, is a psychotherapist and Director of Education at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program and the Director of the Social Action Committee for Women's Psychological Health. She co-authored the book Cognitive Therapy of Borderline Personality Disorder with C. Newman, A. Freeman and S. Morse. She has written numerous chapters on Cognitive Therapy especially on treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. She has co-authored a chapter with Linnea Smith called "Adult Survivors of the Child Sexual Exploitation Industry" in Cooper, S. et al (Eds) Medical, Legal, & Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation: A Comprehensive Review of Pornography, Prostitution, and Internet Crimes.

 

 Leon, Consuelo, Dr.     (Spain): Researcher, Journalsit, and Writer, Universidad Internacional de Cataluna

(wcf6)"Keeping Families Together: Practical Solutions"

Graduated in Information Science (Universidad de Navarra, Spain) and Doctor in Business Administration (UPC, Spain) 2010. She worked (2002-2010) as a researcher at the International Center of Work and Family IESE Business School (Spain) . She is currently Professor of Writing and Sociology at the Degrees of Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations and Coordinator of the Social Sciences Area (Faculty of Communication) and Head of Studies of the Degree in Journalism (UIC, Barcelona). She is author of several publications on women and work.

 

 Locke, Shelly     (USA): The Power of Mothers

(wcf6)Video: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

(wcf6)PDF: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

 

 Logli, Paul, J.D.    (USA)

(wcf2) "Child Abuse"

Paul A. Logli has served as the State's Attorney for Winnebago County in Illinois since 1986. He is a member of the faculty at Northwestern University Traffic Institute ad faculty of the National College of District Attorneys. Mr. Logli is an Eagle Scout and continues to be active in Boy Scouts of America. He is the father of three children.

 

 Longman, Phillip, Ph.D.     (USA): Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

(wcf5) "The Return of Family Enterprise"

(wcf4) "Falling Human Fertility and the Future of the Family"

He is a graduate of Oberlin College, and was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. Longman is a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation.

 

 Loveless, Scott, J.D., Ph.D.     (USA): Executive Director, World Family Policy Center Brigham Young University

(wcf4) "Two Competing Moralities: The Importance of the Choice Between Them"

Executive Director, World Family Policy Center, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Responsibilities include operations of the center, coordinating work assignments and outreach efforts such as the center's annual World Family Policy Forum, and facilitating the participation and involvement of the center in assisting in the development of family policy at the United Nations and with many individual national governments.

 

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 Macarron, Alejandro     (Spain): Managing Partner of business strategy at Otto & Company

(wcf6)Video: "Large Families and the Way Out of Demographic Winter"

(wcf6)PDF: "Large Families and the Way Out of Demographic Winter"

Alejandro Macarrón Larumbe (Avilés, 1960). Telecommunications Engineer (UPM) and Executive MBA (Madrid Business School - University of Houston), began his career as a research engineer and development in the field of speech technology (Telefónica I + D Spain, AT & T-Bell Labs USA). Subsequently shifted his career into the world of business management, working as a consultant to business strategy and corporate finance (McKinsey & Co, AT Kearney. Also served as business director and Hispasat Services. He is currently Managing Partner of the business strategy consulting and corporate finance Otto & Company. He is also analyst of issues of business, economic and social, highlighting in recent years his articles, studies and conferences on the serious issue of population in Spain. He is married and father of three children.

 

 Macdonald, Gordon, Dr.     (United Kingdom): Policy Office for Care Not Killing Alliance

(wcf6)Video: "Value of the Person at the End of Life"

(wcf6)PDF: "Value of the Person at the End of Life"

Dr Gordon Macdonald is Policy Officer for the Care Not Killing Alliance in Scotland. In 2010, he led the successful campaign to oppose the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Scotland. He is a member of the international advisory team of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and spoke at the Third International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Vancouver in 2011. He is involved in organizing the First European Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide which will occur in Edinburgh from 7-8 Sept 2012. He works also as Parliamentary Officer in Scotland for Christian Action Research and Education, is a founding member of the Scotland for Marriage Coalition and a trustee of the National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland. He has a PhD in Political Economy and a Masters degree in Christian Ethics.

  

 Maginnis, Robert L. Lt. Col. (RET)    (USA)

(wcf2) "Challenges to Children's Well Being: Fathers and Parental Time"

Colonel Robert Maginnis was a member of the U.S. Army’s Study Group examining the military ban on homosexuality. In 1993, he joined the Family Research Council, where he is now Senior Director, National Security and Foreign Affairs, and Director of the Military Readiness Project. His current research interests include the influence of illegal drug use on the family.

 
 Manion, Christopher, Ph.D.   (USA) Director, Obscenity Treaty Project, Morality in Media (chris@moralityinmedia.org)

(wcf3) "Pornography: Breaking the International Network"

Directs the Obscenity Treaty Project of the National Obscenity Law Center, a division of Morality in Media one of the oldest and widely-respected organizations in America devoted to fighting criminal pornography (moralityinmedia.org).

He has taught international relations, religion, and politics at Boston University, the University of Dallas (Texas), and Christendom College in Virginia. During the 1980s, he worked for the Senate foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate, where he served for six years as staff director for the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs. He is a trustee of the Population Research Institute and a founding trustee of the American Foreign Policy Council (Washington) and Universidad Francisco Marroquin (Guatemala). He resides with his family in Front Royal, Virginia.

 

 Mantilla, Yuri     (USA): Director of International Government Affairs at Focus on the Family

(wcf6)"Impact of European Social Policy on Latin America"

Yuri Mantilla is Focus on the Family’s director for International Government Affairs. His work focuses on communicating Focus’ pro-life/pro-family perspective to government, church and business leaders in foreign nations and the Hispanic community in the United States. Mr. Mantilla specializes in international human rights law. Currently, he is researching and writing on issues related to the law, bio-ethics and culture, issues which affect the international community. He has published research papers and articles in journals such as the Catholic Law Review.

 

 Martin, Esteban Rodriguez, Dr.     (Spain): Gynecologist, Derecho a Vivir

(wcf6)Video: "What’s Happening with Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome?"

(wcf6)PDF: "What’s Happening with Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome?"

Dr. Esteban Rodriguez Martin in 2008 became the first Spanish gynecologist in going to court to defend their conscientious objection to abortion. Three years later, no regrets about his "resounding no" to perform abortions even if it must pay a high professional price.

 

 Mattox, William R., Jr.    (USA)

(wcf2) "The One-House Schoolroom The Extraordinary Influence of Family Life on Student Learning"
(wcf1) "Rebuilding a Marriage Culture"

Bill Mattox serves on the Board of Contributors for USA TODAY. Columns written by Mattox for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY have been award winners in the Amy Foundation’s annual writing contest. A former vice president at the Family Research Council, Mattox writes frequently about new research findings and cultural trends. He and his wife, Jill, have four children.

 

 Miller, Dallas, Q.C.)    (Canada)

(wcf2) "Protecting Children by Respecting Parents"

Dallas Miller, attorney and Queen’s Counsel, has argued cases before the Canadian Supreme Court. He is Senior Counsel and Executive Director of the Home School Legal Defense Association of Canada, and an authority on issues of “children’s” and “parents’” rights.

 

 Minnery, Tom     (USA): Sr. Vice President, Gov. and Public Policy, Focus on the Family

 

(wcf4) "Marriage On the Ballot: How People of faith are preserving the definition of marriage in the United States"

W. Bradford Wilcox is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University. Wilcox, who is also the lead author of Why Marriage Matters, has published on marriage, fatherhood, and parenting in academic journals such as the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and the Journal of Marriage and Family. Professor Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. Portions of this essay are adapted from W. Bradford Wilcox and Robin Wilson, 2006. “Bringing Up Baby: Adoption, Marriage, and the Best Interests of the Child.” Bill of Rights Journal 14: 883-908.

 

 Moore, Raymond, Ph.D.    (USA)

(wcf2) "History, Research and Common Sense for Great Families and Schools"

Raymond S. Moore, Ph.D. is the author of numerous books on children, education, and cultural questions. He was chairman of the 1960 White House Conference on Children and Youth, a U.S. Delegate to UNESCO, and a co-founder of the Family Research Council.

 

 Morana, Janet A.     (USA): Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign

(wcf5) "Women and the Culture of Life"

Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.

 

 Moreno, Miguel     (USA): Director of the Leadership Institute

(wcf6)Video: "How to Make Impact during Elections"

Miguel is the Director of International and Government Programs at “The Leadership Institute” (L.I.) At L.I. he is responsible for recruiting, training, and working with top-level government officials from around the world, as well as business executives and heads of international conservative organizations. He also develops and executes the International Leadership Training Schools, in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latina America and Australia, where selected conservatives are trained in the technology and strategy of International campaigning, fundraising, communications, and organizational entrepreneurship.

 

 Morfaw, Maria    (Camaroon) President of Village Women’s Organization; Lecturer, Cameroon College

(wcf2) "Modernity, Globalization and Progress"

Maria Morfaw is the Director of the Village Women’s Organization in The Cameroons, and a lecturer in philosophy at the Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology. She led the N.G.O. delegation from the Cameroons to the 1995 Beijing Conference and has served as a Consultant for the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organization.

 

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 Morillo, Omar     (USA): TV Producer and Writer for Vida Dura

(wcf6)Video: "Redeeming the Value of Entertainment for the Benefit of Families"

(wcf6)PDF: "Redeeming the Value of Entertainment for the Benefit of Families"

Highly-motivated bilingual producer (English/Spanish) and media consultant, with a strong knowledge of international audiences, markets and cultures seeks an opportunity to utilize 12 years of television production experience as part of an international media team. Senior Producer/Writer/Host of “Vida Dura” episodes of a Spanish-language docu-drama, based on real-life stories. Program airs in various U.S. markets and 15 Spanish-speaking.

 Morita, Akira    (Japan) Professor of Law at Toyo University

(wcf2) "Beyond the Myth of Children's Rights"
(wcf1) "Family Dissolution and the Concept of Children’s Rights: Historical and Culture-Comparative Analysis"

Akira Morita is Professor of Law at Toyo University in Japan. He is the author of The Convention on the Rights of the Child—It’s Contents, Theme, and Perspective, as well as hundreds of articles on juvenile and constitutional law. For 15 years, he has also served as a volunteer probation officer for juveniles in the Tokyo area. He is the father of three children.

 

 Morrison, Robert    (USA) Senior Policy Advisor for the Family Research Council

(wcf2) "The Family and Education"

Robert Morrison is Senior Policy Advisor for the Family Research Council. A frequent lecturer and author, he also served as a special assistant for the U.S. Department of Education and as Washington Representative for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

 

 Morton, Prof. Ted, Ph.D.     (Canada) Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary

(wcf2) "A Preferential Option for the Family"

Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary, his most recent book is The Charter Revolution and the Court Party. His 1992 book, Morgentalre v. Borowski: Abortion, the Charter and the Courts, won the Alberta Writer’s Guild Award for best non-fiction book of the year. He is also President of the Research Committee on Comparative Judicial Studies of the International Political Science Association. In 1998, He was elected one of Alberta’s two Senators-elect on the Reform Party ticket.

 
 Mosher, Steven W., Ph.D.   (USA) President, Population Research Institute

(wcf6) "The Demographic Winter"
(wcf5) "Sex Selective Abortion: Causes and Consequences"
(wcf4) "Policies to Encourage Large Families"
(wcf3) "Unto the Least of These My Brethren: U.S. Population Control Policy"

Steven W. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute located in Front Royal, Virginia, and is the author of the forthcoming Population Control: Real Costs and Illusory Benefits (Transaction Press, September, 2007)

Mosher's "writings demonstrate that overpopulation is a myth, and that the efforts of population controllers to reduce human numbers have led to massive human rights abuses and undermined the health of women and children.

 

 Mueller, John D.     (USA): Director of the Economics and Ethics Program of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

John Mueller

(wcf6)Video: "Family Social and Government Policies"

(wcf6)PDF: "Family Social and Government Policies"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Demographic Winter"

(wcf5) "How Do Nations Choose “Demographic Winter”? Is America Doing So?”

(wcf4) "A Family-Friendly Fiscal Policy to Weather “Demographic Winter”

John D. Mueller is Director of the Economics and Ethics Program of the Ethics and Public Policy Center(www.eppc.org/programs/economics) . He previously served as an EPPC associate scholar. He is also president of LBMC LLC, a firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in economic and financial-market forecasting and economic policy analysis. He has more than 25 years' experience in those fields.

 

 Murase, Kayoko, Ph.D.    (Japan)

(wcf2) "Children's Internal Family Image and Their Mental Health"

Kayoko Murase, clinical psychologist, is an expert on child and adolescent psychology and family psychology. She is the director of Taisho University Counseling Institute, in Japan, and a professor in the Graduate School of the same University.

 

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 Nadauld, Margaret D.    (USA) Former President of the Young Women’s Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

(wcf2) "Keeper of the Springs"

Margaret D. Nadauld is the President of the Young Women’s Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has over 560,000 members world wide. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University and has served as president of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Utah Chapter, and as vice president of Utah’s American Mothers, Inc. She is married and the mother of seven sons and the grandmother of five.

 

 Napon, Moïse, Rev. Dr.     (Burkina Faso): General Secretary of the Christian Relief and Development Organization

(wcf5) "The Power of the African Family"

Rev. Dr. Moïse Napon has served in several positions with World Relief International. He currently serves as the general secretary of the Christian Relief and Development Organization in Burkina Faso. Rev. Dr. Napon is a preacher and counselor.

 

 Nelson, Russell M., M.D., Ph.D.    (USA): Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

(wcf5) "The Family: The Hope for the Future of Nations"

Elder Russell M. Nelson has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since April 7, 1984. He has served as president of the Society for Vascular Surgery and director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

 

 Nelson, Wendy Watson, Ph.D..    (USA): Chair of Brigham Young University’s Women’s Conference, 1989 and 2000

(wcf5) "Not Even Once!"

Wendy L. Watson Nelson was a professor of Marriage and Family Therapy for 25 years–13 years at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and 12 years at The University of Calgary in Canada. She also maintained a private practice as a marriage and family therapist for 30 years.

 

 Ney, Philip G.,M.D.    (Canada)

(wcf2) "Preventing Child Abuse"

PHILIP G. NEY, M.D. Philip Ney, psychologist and psychiatrist, has written sixteen books and has taught at five universities in four countries. His research has focused on the connection between child abuse and abortion and on the children who have survived abortion. He and his wife, Dr. Marle Peeter-Ney conduct training seminars world-wide through the International Institute for Pregnancy Loss and Child Abuse Research and Recovery. He is also Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

 

 Noell, C. Preston III      (USA): Director of Public Liaison of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property

(wcf5) "Family, Faith and the Freedom of Speech"

C. Preston Noell has served as the Director of Public Liaison of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) for the past 15 years. He is also the TFP's Chicago Bureau Chief, and the editor of “Crusade Magazine”, the TFP's bi-monthly journal.

  

 Ogola, Margaret, M.D.    (Kenya) Medical Director for the Cottolenga Hospice

(wcf2) "Sex and the Family"

MARGARET OGOLA, M.D. Margaret Ogola, pediatrician, is the Medical Director for the Cottolenga Hospice for HIV-positive orphans and Executive Director of the Family Life Counseling Association of Kenya. She is the author of the novel, The River and the Source, and of the book, Education in Human Love. Dr. Ogola and her husband, George, have four children.

 

 Okafor, Theresa     (Nigeria): Director of Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (FACH)

(wcf6) "WCF’s Regional Congresses"

(wcf6) "Achievements of the Prolife and Profamily Movement Worldwide"

(wcf6) "Family Social and Government Policies"

(wcf5) "Report On the African Pre-Summit"

Theresa Okafor is the CEO of Life League, Nigeria, a pro-life organization in Nigeria comprising young professionals committed to promoting the dignity of the human person, character formation and sanctity of life. She is also a director of the Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (FACH) www.fach-ng.org, a network of 20 pro-life and pro-family organizations in Africa.

 

 Okoronwko, Gilbert A.     (Ivory Coast): President of “Africa Christian Television—ACT”

(wcf5) "The Contribution of Modern Media to Promotion of Healthy Family Life"

President of “Africa Christian Television—ACT”, Cote d’Ivoire, (also known as “La Proclamation de l’Evangile par les Medias en Afrique”), (1995 to the present). Executive Secretary of the Communication Commission of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa - AEA .

 

 Olowu, Pastor and Pastor (Mrs.) D.     (Nigeria): Assistant Pastors Helena and Hyacinth Nwosu Redeemed Christian Church of God

(wcf5) "The Consequences Of Governmentalization Of Social Care For Family Solidarity"

Taught in universities in his home country Nigeria (1975-97) and other African countries (Ethiopia, Namibia) and at the Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag from 1998-2004. Pastor Olowu served as adviser to several international organizations on governance and public policy in Ethiopia, Tunisia, United States and in the Netherlands.

 

 Oldenburg, Paul Herzog Von     (Belgium): President of Federation Pro Europa Christiana

(wcf6)PDF: "Religious Persecution Worldwide"

Duke Paul of Oldenburg, 42, is a member of the German Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property TFP and serves as director of the Brussels' Bureau of the "Pro Europa Christiana Federation". It aims to defend the Christian roots of Europe, particularly what Pope Benedict XVI called the "non-negociable principles", such as the right to life from conception to natural death, the sacredness of the family based on the marriage between a man and a woman, and the right of parents to educate their children without undue state interference. Duke Paul is married and has 4 children.

 

 Olson, Terrance D., Ph.D.    (USA)

(wcf2) "Principles of Family Policy"

Terrance Olson is professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He is co-creator of AANCHOR, a citizenship-character curriculum which emphasizes generational relationships and moral responsibility. He has won several teaching awards and served as regional speaker for the Perth, Australia meetings during the 1994 International Year of the Family. He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of six children.

 

 Omooba, Ade, Pastor     (United Kingdom): Co-founder and Director of Christian Concern

(wcf6)PDF: "Purity and Abstinence: How to Develop Character"

 

 Oreja, Jamie Mayor Sr. Excellency     (Spain): Excellency of European Parliament People’s Party

(wcf6)Video: "Opening Ceremony"

Born in San Sebastian in 1951 and has reached the European policy after an intense tour for nearly three decades by the various steps of local politics, regional and national levels. In the European Parliament has two core responsibilities spokesman Spanish delegation of the Partido Popular Europeo (PPE-DE), the largest of the camera, and vice president of the Group, responsible for long-term political strategy. Also chairs the European Ideas Network (European Ideas Network) which is the think-tank that tries to group all thought of the European center-right. It is also a member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and a substitute in the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament.

 

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 Pande, Rekha     (India): Head and Coordinator of Centre for Women’s Studies

(wcf5) "Gender Issues in South Asia- Challenges in the New Millennium"

Prof. Rekha Pande is the Head and Coordinator of Centre for Women’s Studies and a faculty member in the Department of History at University of Hyderabad, in India.

 

 Patterson, Dorothy, Ph.D     (USA): Doctor of Theology in Woman’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

(wcf6)Video: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

(wcf6)PDF: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

(wcf6)PDF: "A Modern Paradigm for Motherhood"

(wcf5) "A Modern Paradigm for Motherhood"

Dorothy Kelley Patterson is a widely used freelance writer and speaker and is the author of numerous books. Currently she is Professor of Theology in Woman’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

 Patterson, Paige, Th.D.    (USA) President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

(wcf6)PDF: "Religious Symbols in Public Spaces, a Right?"

(wcf4) "Messages of Hope: The Phenomenon of Spiritual Renewal and Dynamics of Transformation"

As the eighth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Paige Patterson brings to the position 28 years of experience in the education of pastors and missionaries. After 17 years as president of The Criswell College, he served for 11 years as president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. The focus of Dr. Patterson's leadership is made up of an intense commitment to evangelism and the global mission task based on a foundational component of demanding research and rigorous academic preparation.

 

 Pintado, Angel     (Spain): Spanish Senator

(wcf6)Video: "Can you have Democracy and Human Rights without God"

(wcf6)PDF: "Can you have Democracy and Human Rights without God"

Born September 27, 1961 in Barbastro (Huesca), married with three children has been member of Spanish Congress in the last four legislatures. Angel Pintado is a founding member of Parliamentarians for Global Action and Governors for Life and Family, and now since february, President.

 

 Pla, D. Juan Antonio Reig, Bishop     (Spain): Bishop of Alcala de Hernares of the Catholic Church

(wcf6)Video: "Natural Family and the Revolution against the Family"

(wcf6)PDF: "Natural Family and the Revolution against the Family"

He was called by Benedict XVI to occupy the seat of Alcala de Henares on March 7, 2009. In the Spanish Episcopal Conference since 1999, is Chairman of the Subcommittee Episcopal Family and Defense of Life and Vice President of the Episcopal Commission on Lay Apostolate. He is a member of the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

 Pliego, Fernando, Dr.     (Mexico): Professor at Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico

(wcf6)PDF: "Family, Economics and Social Capital"

Doctor in Social Science with a major in Sociology (Colegio de Mexico). Since 1991 is a full-time researcher at the Institute for Social Research at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). He teaches in the Graduate Program in Social and Political Sciences at UNAM and the Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora (Mexico). He is the author of several publications in his field of expertise.

 

 Polinder, Simon     (NETHERLANDS): Chairman Local Organising Committee

(wcf5) "Why Are We Here" (Opening lecture)

Simon Polinder started as a Ph.D student at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies in Groningen since September. His research is on the role of religion in theories of international relations. Simon chairs the Local Organising Committee.

 

 Porras, Sixto     (Costa Rica): Director of Focus on the Family

(wcf6)PDF: "Main Conference: Strengthening the Family"

Sixto Porras is Director of Focus on the Family, an organization serving the Hispanic world, Brazil and Portugal, dedicated to the preservation of the home whose purpose is to strengthen families. Focus on the Family is also an entity recognized by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations as Special Advisory Serv. Sixto studied at the Faculty of Law at the University of Costa Rica. He has produced over 10,000 radio and television programs, which are broadcast in over 38 countries.

 

 Prentice, David A., Ph.D.    (USA)

(wcf3) "Human Cloning"  [PowerPoint file requires MS ie 4.0 or above]

David A. Prentice is Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University, and Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics for Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Assistant Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston before joining Indiana State University. He has served as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Chairperson of Life Sciences, and been recognized with the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

 Puig, Marta López-Jurado, Ph.D.    (Spain) Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

(wcf4) "The Integration of Ethical Values into Education"

Marta López-Jurado Puig is a Doctor of Philosophy and Educational Sciences and Family Mediation at the National University of Distance Education in Spain. She is a recognized researcher, lecturer, author, and counselor in family issues.

 

 Rees, Grover Joseph     (USA): Attorney General of the United States

(wcf6)PDF: "The San Jose Articles: Abortion and the Unborn Child in International Law"

Grover Joseph Rees obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his Law Degree from Louisiana State University Law School. He has served as a judge, as a law professor, and as a senior official in the executive and legislative branches of the United States government prior to his appointment as US Ambassador to East Timor. He has also served as Special Representative for Social Issues in the U.S. Department of State, as Acting US Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, on the US House of Representatives, as General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, as Chief Justice of the High Court of American Samoa and as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the United States. He has written and spoken widely on constitutional law, International law, and related issues. He lives in Louisiana, USA, is married and has one son.

   

 Reid, Darrel, Ph.D.    (Canada) President of Focus on the Family (Canada)

(wcf2) "Public Policies that Work: How Governments can Help End the Crisis in Family Breakdown"

Darrel Reid is president of Focus on the Family (Canada). Prior to this, he served as Director of Policy and Research for the Reform Party, and as Chief of Staff to Preston Manning, leader of Canada’s official opposition. He holds his Ph.D. in History from Queen’s University.

 

 Romero, Juan Jose     (Spain): Vice Director of InfoCatólica

(wcf6)PDF: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

Juan Jose Romero (1969), Spanish-Cuban, is an engineer and journalist. Founder and editor of the cultural weekly conoZe.com and Vice Director of InfoCatólica. He also teaches in schools and colleges and is an expert on public opinion studies and trends in technology companies. Analyst specializing in issues of "culture war" in various media and co-author of books on abortion and relationship between faith and science. He is father of a large family.

 

 Ros, Javier Menendez     (Spain): Director of AIN Ayuda a la Iglesia Necesitada

(wcf6)PDF: "Freedom of Religion"

Javier Menéndez Ros is Director of Ayuda a la Iglesia Necesitada (AIN) for nearly five years. Its main objectives are raising funds to finance projects of pastoral care in different countries where the Church is most needed, threatened or suffer persecution. Also inform reliably and accurately, and to sensitize the society, to know the situation of the suffering Church and is pursued in different parts of the world. They want to be the voice of those who have no voice. Today in the world between 80 and 90 percent of persons persecuted for their religion are Christian. Finally, fundamental for AIN is to encourage prayer for all those who suffer for their faith, Christians in need and by missionaries. At the recent World Youth Day in Madrid with the Pope in the capital, organized a photo exhibition on persecuted Christians. 8,000 people went to see it in a week.

 

 Rosal, Alex     (Spain): Journalist and Editor at Libros Libres

(wcf6)Video: "Redeeming the Values of Entertainment for the Benefit of Families"

Journalist and editor, Barcelona, ​​1965. Graduated in Political Sciencee, he dedicated to the defense of Human Rights in Latin America being expelled from Cuba after trying to investigate -under UN mandate- the situation of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in that country. He has founded magazines like "Chesterton", and supplements to national newspapers such as "Alpha and Omega", on ABC, or "Faith and Reason", for La Razon. He has served as Director of the Information Office of the Spanish Episcopal Conference (1990-1993); Episcopal Delegate for Social Media the Archbishop of Madrid (1994-1997); Co-founder of the weekly religious information Alpha and Omega; Founder and director of the Metro + Testimony collection of religious books from the publisher Metro (1994-2004). Currently chairs the publishing house "Libros Libres" which encompasses four publishers: LibrosLibres, BuenasLetras, Vozdepapel and the production company "De Buena Tinta", LibreFilms and other Internet projects, such as www.religionenlibertad.com. Alex Rosal is married with two children.

 

 Rouvoet, Andre     (NETHERLANDS) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth and Families

(wcf5) "Families are the Foundation of Society"

Mr. Andre Rouvoet is the leader of the political party the ChristianUnion. At this moment he is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth and Families.

 

 Roylance, Susan     (USA): Founder of United Families International

(wcf6)Video: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

(wcf6)PDF: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

Susan is a founder of United Families International, and has been actively involved in many pro-family organizations, in addition to serving as a political consultant and the CEO/Manager of Roylance Publishing. Susan is the author of The Traditional Family in Peril, the U.N. Negotiating Guide, and Mothers and Fathers DEFENDING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY in the Halls of the U.N. In response to the AIDS crisis in Africa, Susan initiated an HIV/AIDS education program for children called “Stay Alive.” The program is now being used in 16 countries of Africa.

 

 Ruse, Austin    (USA) President, The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM)

(wcf6)Video: "How to Fight Back against International Law"

(wcf6)Video: "Threats to Life and Family in International Law"

(wcf6)PDF: "Threats to Life and Family in International Law"

(wcf5) "Effects of the UN on Families of Developed Nations"

(wcf4) "Toward a New EU Pro-Family Coalition"

(wcf2) "Toward a Permanent United Nations Pro-Family Bloc"

Austin Ruse is founder and President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, based in New York. A former businessman and publisher, he now edits C-Fam’s Friday Fax, an international e-mail service in support of family and religious liberty.

 

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 Sadat, Madame Jehan, Ph.D.    (Egypt) “First Lady of the World”

(wcf2) "Preservation of Family is Promotion of Peace"

Jehan Sadat of Egypt has founded, headed, and supported numerous charitable organizations and has gained the title, “First Lady of the World.” She holds a Ph.D. in Arabic Literature from Cairo University. She has encouraged and championed her late husband’s drive for peace, which earned him the Nobel Prize in 1978. She is the mother of four children, and a grandmother, too.

 

 Sahlani, Mohammad Javad, Ph.D.    (Iran)

(wcf2) "Preservation of Family is Promotion of Peace"

Mohammad Javad Sahlani teaches at the Sharif Univesity of Technology in Tehran. He holds his doctorate in higher education administration from North Texas State University. His books include Islam and the West and A Review of Islamic Civilization.

 

 Sanchez, Raul     (Spain): Director of Spanish Federation of Large Families

(wcf6)Video: "Family Social and Government Policies"

Director, Institute of Advanced Family Studies (IESF), University International Catalonia (UIC). Executive Director of the Association of Large Families of Catalonia (FANOC). Advisory Board of the Spanish Federation of Large Families, and Secretary of the "European Large Families Confederation. Partner and speaker from 2000 to 2005 Annual Seminar "Observatory European Social Situation, Demography and Family ", the European Commission. He has led the Organizing Committees of the Spanish Congress of Families many from 1998 to present. He also directed the Committee Organizer of the First International Symposium on Family, Education and Gender (Barcelona, November 2005), the First International Conference on "Treatment of gender in school "(Barcelona, ​​April 2007) and the International Congress on Family and Society, entitled "The Family, a paradigm of social change" (Barcelona, May 2008).

 

 Santamaria, Joseph, M.D.    (Australia) President of The Australian Family Association

(wcf2) "Drugs, Family, and Drug Policy"

JOSEPH SANTAMARIA, M.D. Joseph Santamaria is president of The Australian Family Association. He has authored the book Signs of the Times and has conducted research on the effects of drugs on the family. He received The Order of Australia medal for his work in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction. He has five children and fourteen grandchildren.

 

 Sanz-Magallon Gonzalo     (Spain): Professor at Universidad San Pablo CEU

(wcf6)PDF: "School Voucher and other Ways of Guaranteeing the Parents’ Right of Education"

Gonzalo Sanz-Magallón Rezusta (Madrid, 1967) is Doctor in Economics from the Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) and Graduated in the same discipline from Universidad Complutense (Madrid). Since 1991 is professor of Applied Economics. He currently leads the project ELEDUCA (www.eleduca.com), assigned to CEU Family Institute, which studies ways to increase the freedom and quality of the Spanish education system. It is also a director of AER Indicators project, focusing on the analysis of the main problems and challenges of the Ribera de Navarra economy. He has coordinated the research project BIOCLAVE (Economic Impact of Plant Biotechnology in the Spanish Economy) and CUNEMAD (Contribution of universities to the economy of the Community of Madrid).

 

 Sauerbrey, Ellen   (USA) US Ambassador, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

(Wcf4) "Promoting Strong Families as a Foreign Policy Goal"
(wcf3) "UN and Family Policy"

Ellen R. Sauerbrey is a Republican National Committeewoman and former Minority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates. In 1994, Sauerbrey was the Republican nominee for Governor of Maryland, coming within four tenths of one percent of victory. Following the election, she became a radio talk-show host and a TV commentator. Her columns have appeared in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Baltimore Sun, and many other Maryland papers.

 

 Saunders, William L., J.D.   (USA): Senior Counsel for Americans United for Life

(wcf6)5)Video: "Impact of European Social Policy on Latin America"

(wcf6)5)PDF: "Impact of European Social Policy on Latin America"

(wcf5) "Human Rights & Parental Rights"

(wcf4) "Catholic Social Teaching on Marriage and the Family"

(wcf4) "Biotechnology and Threats to Human Dignity"

(wcf3) "Toward a Culture of Life - Abortion, Biotechnology & Cloning"

(wcf3) "Family, Culture & Globalization"

William L. Saunders, JD, is Senior Council at Americans United for Life, the oldest national pro-life legal organization in the United States. and he is Chairman for Religious Liberty for the Federalist Society, as well as a member of the Managing Committee for the World Congress of Families.

 

 Savage, Jill   (USA) Mother of 5 and Executive Director of Hearts at Home

(wcf4) "The Mother in the Home and New Home Economics"

Jill Savage, director of Hearts at Home and author of "Professionalizing Motherhood" speaks at a variety of moms groups and events throughout the year. Hearts at Home is an organization committed to equipping women in the "profession" of motherhood. They provide encouragement in the daily tasks a woman faces as a mother. They help mothers find practical tools to prioritize marriage, homemaking, and family relationships.

 

 Scala, Jorge, Dr.     (Aregentina): Lawyer & Professor at Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

(wcf6)Video: "Impact of European Social Policy on Latin America"

(wcf6)PDF: "Impact of European Social Policy on Latin America"

Argentine lawyer practicing and Professor of Bioethics at Masters level. Author of six books, more than ninety articles published in professional journals and co-author of ten other books. He has given over six hundred lectures in seventeen countries in America and Europe. Advisory of the Committee on Health of the Legislature of the Province of Córdoba (Argentina), he has been honored with several awards. Member of the interdisciplinary team that won the case "Portal de Belén" in which the Supreme Court of Argentina recognized constitutional value to the protection of human life from the moment of conception.

 

 Schaefer, Nancy     (USA) President of Eagle Forum Georgia

(wcf5) "The Unlimited Power of Child Protective Services"

Nancy Schaefer, President of Eagle Forum of Georgia, Inc., National Chairman for Parents' Rights, is a former State Senator of Georgia. She was also Founder and President of Family Concerns, Inc. (1985-2008) a non-profit organization located in Georgia. Family Concerns was created for the purpose of strengthening and protecting the family through local, state, national and international policy, and through the education of citizens and leaders in the vital importance of obeying God's moral law in our society and in our culture.

 

 Schmierer, Donald    (USA) Founder of His Servants

(wcf2) "The Family as the Protector of Children"

Donald Schmierer, businessman and philanthropist, is the founder of His Servants, a ministry among students, business professionals, and church leaders in the United States. He and his wife help operate several Christian programs for addiction recovery. He is the author of An Ounce of Prevention, a book on preventing the homosexual condition in today’s youth.

 

 Sears, Allan     (USA): President of the Alliance Defense Fund

(wcf6)Video: "Main Conference: The Homosexual Lobby"

(wcf6)PDF: "Main Conference: The Homosexual Lobby"

Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor in the Reagan Administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.

 

 Semin, Michal    (Czech Republic) Co-founder and Director, Civic Institute of the Czech Republic

(wcf3) "Modernity Is Unisex"
(wcf2) "The Home as a Spiritual Center"

Michal Semin is co-founder and president of The Civic Institute of The Czech Republic, which promotes the traditional virtues of a free and ordered society. He is also founder of the Czech Society for Home Education and Chairman of Una Voce—the Society of Catholic Tradition. He is married and the father of three young children.

 

 Slater, Sharon     (USA): President of Family Watch International

(wcf6)Video: "Can you have a Democracy and Human Rights without God"

Sharon Slater has dedicated the past ten years of her life to defending marriage, family and life. In 1999, Sharon co-founded Family Watch International (FWI), a nonprofit organization in consultative status with the United Nations, and she currently serves as its president. Sharon and her husband Greg are the parents of seven children, four biological and three orphan siblings from Mozambique whose parents died of AIDS. She and her family reside in Gilbert, Arizona.

 

 Sleiman, Vivian     (Venezeula): Model, Writer and Radio Speaker for La Nueva Radio Ya

(wcf6)PDF: "Purity and Absintence: How to Develop Character"

"Virgin at thirty"is the title of the first book of Vivian Sleiman a young woman that has decided to share with her readers her particular expertise in search of true love. This story, based on true events, tells the story of a 30-year old woman that raises a cry of freedom from her soul and body. Venezuelan of Lebanese parents, professional, intelligent and very passionate, raised in traditional values. Her fight is preserving virginity until true love is found, not delivering oneself only by passion.

 

 Sloten, Bep van     (Netherlands): Executive Manager of the International Foster Care Organization

(wcf5) "Do we have a future? The position of orphans and other vulnerable children due to HIV and AIDS"

Independent Consultant and Trainer in Child and Youth Care issues specialized in alternative care. She was working in the field of policy making in foster care in the Netherlands since 1980 and internationally since 2001 as the executive manager of the International Foster Care Organization. She is the coordinator of the Dutch Chapter of the International Better Care Network.

 

 Smirnov, Dmitry     (Russia): Archbishop of Russian Orthodox Church

(wcf6)Video: "Message on Behalf of the Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev from the Russian Orthodox Church"

(wcf6)"Can you have a Democracy and Human Rights without God?"

Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, Moscow Patriarchate`s Family Council member, Head of the Synodal Department on the Relations with the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement, and of the Bioethics Commission.

 

  Smith, Wesley J., J.D.    (USA): Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

(wcf4) "We Ignore the Lessons of the Netherlands at Our Own Peril"

Wesley J. Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute , is an attorney and consultant for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture . He is an international lecturer and public speaker, appearing at political, university, medical, legal, bioethics, and community gatherings across the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

 

  Smoot, Mary Ellen    (USA) Former president of The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

(wcf2) "Suggestions to Strengthen Families"

Steven E. Smoot works in financial and economic research and development as President of Excel Investment Corporation and is a member of the National Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council. Steven Smoot is also President and Founder of Family First Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting organizations and efforts that strengthen the family and bring awareness of the family’s importance to the world. Steven has been a speaker and delegate through the Family First Foundation to numerous international conferences, such as The World Congress of Families, held in Geneva, Switzerland; Mexico City, Mexico; and Warsaw, Poland. Steven Smoot is also the executive producer of two documentaries that illustrate the importance of the family and encourage a positive birth rate called "Demographic Winter" and "Demographic Bomb".

 

 Smoot, Steve     (USA): President of Family First Foundation

(wcf6)"The Demographic Winter"

 

 Soba, Juan Perez     Professor at John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

(wcf6)Video: "Called to Love"

(wcf6)PDF: "Called to Love"

Priest of the Diocese of Madrid, he is Professor of Family Pastoral and Moral Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family belonging to the Lateran University in Rome. He received his PhD in Theology of Marriage and Family by the same pontifical institute with a thesis on The interpersonality of love. In 2006 he was appointed professor of the chair on "Fundamental Moral and Christian life." He has been Dean of the Faculty of Theology San Damaso in Madrid. Council Member of the Subcommittee on Family and Life of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, of AEDOS and Member of the Editorial Board of "Ediciones Cristiandad."

 

  Soelberg, Carol    (USA) President of United Families International

(wcf4) "Home-Makers have the Ultimate Career"

Carol Soelberg is a fulltime homemaker (13 children and 26 grandchildren) and president of United Families International, an organization that advocates and educates on family values.

 

  Solis, Charles R. Jr.    (USA) Executive Director of The REACH Family Institute

(wcf2) "On The Dignity and Worth of Human Life"

Charles Solis, Jr. has founded many organizations that serve families and children with developmental problems throughout the world, particularly in poor areas, including The Children’s Neuro-Development Center, San Rafael, CA, the International Institute for Holistic Brain Development, Ashland, OR, and Programa Leopoldo, Caracas, Venezuela. Presently, Mr. Solis is the executive director of The REACH Family Institute.

 

 Sprigg, Peter S.    (USA) Director of the Center for Marriage and Family Studies, Family Research Council , Washington, D.C.

(wcf3) "Homosexuality: The Threat to the Family and the Attack on Marriage"

Peter S. Sprigg was appointed as the first Director of FRC's Center for Marriage and Family Studies in April 2003, having served as Senior Director of Culture Studies for two years. He oversees FRC's efforts to analyze and influence our culture as it relates to: marriage and family structure; education; human sexuality and the homosexual agenda; religion in public life; and the arts and entertainment. He also serves as Executive Editor of the monthly email newsletter Culture Facts.

 

 Stone, Norman     (United Kingdom): TV Producer for 1A Productions Ltd

(wcf6)Video: "Redeeming the Value of Entertainment for the Benefit of Families"

(wcf6)PDF: "Redeeming the Value of Entertainment for the Benefit of Families"

 

 Sylva, Douglas A.     (USA): Senior Fellow & Member of the Board of Directors at C-FAM

(wcf6)Video: "The Demographic Winter as a Threat to World Peace"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Demographic Winter as a Threat to World Peace"

Douglas A. Sylva is a senior fellow and a member of the board of directors of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM). He is the co-editor of the recently-published book on demographics and international security, Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics. Sylva serves on numerous Vatican delegations to the United Nations, including the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (2005–2007). His writings have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Times, National Review, the Weekly Standard, and First Things. Sylva is also the Chair of Catholic Social Teaching at St. Paul Inside the Walls, the Catholic Center for Evangelization for the Diocese of Paterson, NJ. He earned a doctorate in political science from Columbia University.

 

 Szymczak, Jaroslaw Fr.     (Poland): Expert in Family Issues at Holy Family Institute

(wcf6)PDF: "Familiar Natural Birth Control vs Natural Family Planning"

(wcf6)Video: "The Infertility Problem"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Infertility Problem"

Fr. Szymczak studied theology, philosophy and family studies and has a PhD in theology on marriage and family from the Theology Faculty at the Academy of Catholic Theology. He is a board member for family issues in the conservative Catholic association Civitas Cristiana.

 

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  Taskhiri, Ayatollah Mohammed Ali.    (Iran) Head of the Organization of Culture and Islamic Relations

(wcf2) "Evaluating the Cairo Conference  and its Attitude Towards the Family Question"

Mohammad Ali Taskhiri of Iran holds degrees in Arabic Literature, Islamic Jurisprudence, and International Relations. He is Head of the Organization of Culture and Islamic Relations and a Director of the Organization of Children’s Rights. His 50 books include Knowing God and Rapproachment of Christianity and Islam. He has addressed recent United Nations conferences in Cairo, Beijing, and Copenhagen. He is married and the father of five children.

 Tatad, Senator Francisco    (Philippines): Special Council to Council of Vice Presidency

(wcf6)Video: "Can you have a Democracy and Human Rights without God?"

(wcf6)PDF: "Can you have a Democracy and Human Rights without God?"

(wcf5) "The Role of Church and State in Stabilizing Families"

(wcf2) "The Family and Population Control"

(wcf1) "How Long Shall We Suffer the Lies about the Family?"

Francisco Sarmiento Tatad is a member, International Board of the International Right to Life Federation, Cincinnati, Ohio and the World Youth Alliance, New York; Cabinet Minister for ten years, Assemblyman and Senator for fifteen years. He and his wife, Fenny, have seven children.

 

 Thorn, Vicky     (USA): Founder of National Office for Post Abortion Reconciliation and Healing

(wcf6)Video: "The Painful Reality of Abortion"

(wcf6)PDF: "The Painful Reality of Abortion"

In 1984, Project Rachel was born at the hands of Vicky Thorn, director of the National Reconciliation Milwaukee. After living a traumatic experience with a friend, Thorn put up this initiative as part of a pastoral plan that sought to accompany women who had abortions. Since then the Project Rachel has spread over 140 dioceses throughout the U.S. and triggered the development of similar programs in other countries.

 

 Tome, Sara Perez     (Spain): President of Madrid Large Families Association

(wcf6)Video: "Keeping Families Together: Practical Solutions"

(wcf6)PDF: "Keeping Families Together: Practical Solutions"

Sara Perez Tomé graduated in Philosophy and Education Sciences (Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain). She is personal, personal, school, work and family Counselor and Chair of Family and Marital Conflict (University of Navarra, Spain). She is also Senior Consultant at the Office of Marriage and Family Communication Sophya in Madrid, Member of the National Committee for Rationalization of Spanish Hours (Arhoe. Spain), Editor of Blog Sophya and regular speaker at cultural and social centers and Universities on issues concerning Education and Families with Children.

 

 Tozzi, Piero A.     (USA): Senior Legal Counsel for Alliance Defense Fund

(wcf6)Video: "How to Fight Back against International Law"

(wcf6)PDF: "How to Fight Back against International Law"

(wcf6)Video: "Sexual Orientation in International Law"

(wcf6)Law: "Sexual Orientation in International Law"

Piero A. Tozzi serves as senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he plays a key role with ADF-Global. Since joining ADF in 2010, Tozzi has focused his litigation efforts on international human rights law. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1996 and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Tozzi is also a member of the International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association.

 

 Tunehad, Mats     Consultant, Speaker, and Writer, World Evangelical Alliance

(wcf6)Video: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

(wcf6)PDF: "Hate Speech Laws and Anti-Discrimination to Marginalize Believers"

 

 Urcelay, Jaime     (Spain): President of Profesionales por la Etica

(wcf6)Video: "Fighting for Freedom to Educate"

(wcf6)PDF: "Fighting for Freedom to Educate"

(wcf6)PDF: "Opening Comments: Freedom of Education"

Jaime Urcelay (Madrid 1959) graduated in Law (Universidad Autonoma, Madrid) and holds a Diploma in General Management (IESE- University of Navarra). He has developed a professional career as Professor of Human Resources and CSR in the Garrigues Studies Center (Madrid). He is also the President of Profesionales por la Ética, a civic initiative that proposes the values ​​of Christian Humanism on the public debate. In the last years they have focused on defending the right of the parents to choose freely the moral education of their children without interference of the State. He is married and father of five children.

 

 Velarde, Lola     (Spain): President of the Institute Family Policy’s European Network

(wcf6)Video: "Family Mainstreaming: Proposal for a New Policy"

(wcf6)PDF: "Family Mainstreaming: Proposal for a New Policy"

Lola Velarde was born in Madrid, Spain in 1969. She is a Doctor in Forest Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1997). She is President of the Institute Family Policy’s European Network since 2004 and member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity since 2008.

 

 Velez, Ondina, Dr.     (Spain): Professor at Universidad San Pablo CEU

(wcf6)PDF: "Familiar Natural Birth Control vs Natural Family Planning"

(Madrid, 1975) Graduated in Medicine, specialist in Family and Community Medicine. Doctor in the Public Health system and professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University San Pablo CEU (Madrid). Director of the University Center for Sexual Health Information (Institute of Family Studies CEU) where she has developed programs of pregnancy care for college students and training programs for professionals and college students on sexual and emotional education and fertility awareness. Professor of the Spanish section of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II and Lain Entralgo Agency where she teaches courses for health staff focused on ethical issues related to sexual health and adolescence. She is married and mother of seven children.

 

 Vidal, Cesar     (Spain): Journalist and Writer for EsRadio

(wcf6)Video: "Impact of European Social Policy on Latin America"

César Vidal Manzanares (Madrid, 1958) is a historian, writer and media contributor. He holds a Ph.D. in History, with honors in order to run for the UNED, in theology and philosophy, the Logos University and a law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Both for its abundant work as a writer for working in various media (newspapers, radio, television and Internet). Some of the ways in which he has worked include: COPE, Freedom Digital World, Digital Protestant, Telecinco and Antena 3. He is currently director of the program is the "Night of Caesar" in esRadio and "South Way Back" to esRadio also.

 
 Vierling, Catherine, M.D.   (France) General Secretary, European Forum for Human Rights and Family

(wcf4) "We Are At War!"

Catherine Vierling was born in France, studied medicine in Strasbourg, worked as a general practitioner, received an MA degree in health economy from the Paris Medical School Lariboisiere and an MBA from the prestigious Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Paris. Dr. Vierling served as General Secretary of the World Movement of Mothers (WMM) from 1996-2000. She is an internationally recognized expert on bioethics, human rights and the family, and has worked with the European Union and Council of Europe in these areas. She has participated at every U.N. summit and prepcom since Cairo and attended follow-up summits, including Cairo+5, Beijing+5 and Beijing+10, where she served on the official E.U. delegation. Catherine Vierling was a member of the International Organizing Committee for World Congress of Families IV and spoke in Warsaw.

 
 Vining, John Kie, D. Min.   (USA) Director of the Center for Family Ministries, Church of God  (family@chofgod.org)

(wcf4) "Marriage and Family: A Protestant Perspective with a Pentecostal Point of View"
(wcf3) "Family in Different Religions: The Pentecostal Family"

An ordained bishop serving as the Director of Family Ministries for the Church of God (Cleveland, TN).  Among his fourteen titles are Family Ministry Frameworks: A Comprehensive Guide for Building Relational Ministry; Covenant Marriage: Stronger Than Contract, Deeper Than Commitment; When Home Is Where The Hurt Is: A Ministry Intervention Guide for Trauma Victims; and Silent Suffering, Silent Shame: Breaking the Silence of Spouse Abuse.

 

 Vollmer, Madamme Christine de.    (Venezuela) President, Latin-American Alliance for the Family (ALAFA)

(wcf6)Video: "Love, Intimacy and Sex in Marriage" (wcf6)PDF: "Love, Intimacy and Sex in Marriage" (wcf4) "Modern Woman and the Challenge of Motherhood"
(wcf3) "Towards a new paradigm: Searching for New Development Actions"

(wcf2)
"On Family, the Human Heart, Wholeness and Peace"

Christine de Marcellus Vollmer founded and is the president of the Latin American Alliance for the Family. Since 1992 she has been a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family. In 1995 she was a founding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. As president of World Organization for the Family she organized congresses all over the world which were attended by thousands of people.

 

 Volonte, Luca     (Italy): Member of the Assembly Council of Europe

(wcf6)PDF: "How to Make an Impact during Elections"

Luca Volonte (1966) is Deputy since 1996 by the Italian center-Christian party. He has leaded the CDU parliamentary group and the UDC. Since January 2010 he is Chairman of the EPP-CD in the Assembly of the Council of Europe in which he has served a speaker in various resolutions and recommendations in favour of family, volunteering, fighting against poverty and anti-Christian violence. On behalf of the European People's Party he has introduced in various resolutions adopted by the Assembly of the Council of Europe values of the European People's Party and the Social Doctrine of the Church, such as in the Reports Mc Cafferty, Stump and Xuclà Costa on conscientious objection, abortion limit, prohibition of euthanasia and assisted suicide. He is currently deputy speaker of two reports on violence against religious groups and young people against the economic crisis. He collaborates actively with several European NGOs, is married with two daughters and lives in Lombardy, Italy.

 

 Wardle, Lynn D., J.D,.    (USA) Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

 

(wcf4) "The Attack on Marriage As the Union of a Man and a Woman"

Lynn D. Wardle is a Bruce C. Hafen Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah, USA; Remarks to The World Congress of Families IV Warsaw, Poland, May 2007

 

 Weigand, Jet, Ph.D.     (Netherlands): Manager and Owner of EduConcept

(wcf5) "Parents As Partners – For The Benefit Of Society"

Drs. H.A.C. Weigand-Timmer (1959) is Manager and owner of EduConcept and freelance international educational advisor. She has been Vice-mayor of the city of Culemborg. She is also President of the Parents Association Ouders & COO (largest Dutch Parents Association). She is also a member of the board of presidents of the European Parents Association.

 

 Westmore, Peter     (Australia): President of the Australian National Civil Council

(wcf6)"Threats to Life and Family in International Law"

(wcf6)Video: "Family Social and Government Policies"

(wcf6)"Threats to Life and Family in International Law"

 

 Wilcox, William Bradford, Ph.D,.   (USA): Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Virginia

 

(wcf4) "Why Marriage Matters: Marriage, Lone Parenthood, Cohabitation, and Child Well-being in the West"

W. Bradford Wilcox is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University. Wilcox, who is also the lead author of Why Marriage Matters, has published on marriage, fatherhood, and parenting in academic journals such as the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and the Journal of Marriage and Family. Professor Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. Portions of this essay are adapted from W. Bradford Wilcox and Robin Wilson, 2006. “Bringing Up Baby: Adoption, Marriage, and the Best Interests of the Child.” Bill of Rights Journal 14: 883-908.

 

 Wilkins, Richard G., J.D,.    (USA) Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

(wcf2) "Recognizing Our Shared Commitment to the Natural Family"

Richard Wilkins is a Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School and Managing Director of NGO Family Voice: The World Family Policy Center at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He has written numerous articles on constitutional issues and conducts an annual survey of Supreme Court voting trends published by the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. He is a former Assistant to the Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice. He is married to Melany Moore Wilkins, and is the father of four children

 

 Williams, Glenn     (USA): Chief Operating Officer of Focus on the Family

(wcf5) "The Value Of Marriage As The Basis Of Family Life"

Mr. Glenn Williams is Chief Operating Officer of Focus on the Family, a Christian-based organization that delivers programs, resources and counseling to help families thrive in more than 140 countries.

 

 Wilson, Mercedes Arzú.    (Guatemala) Founder and President of the Family of the Americas Foundation

(wcf2) "A Time For Truth: Confronting the UN's Contraceptive Mentality"

Mercedes Arzú Wilson of Guatemala is the founder and President of the Family of the Americas Foundation and founder and Chairman of the Board of the World Organization for the Family. She has authored numerous articles, books and natural family planning programs and has participated at United Nations conferences in Cairo, Copenhagen, Beijing, Istanbul, and Rome. She is a member of the Pontifical Council for Life. She and her husband have three children.

 

 Yakunina, Natalya     (Russia): Director of St. Andrews The Firstcalled Foundation

(wcf6)Video: "Opening Ceremony"

(wcf6)PDF: "Opening Ceremony"

(wcf6)Video: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

(wcf6)PDF: "Authentic Women and Rediscovering Homemaking"

Natalya Victorovna Yakunina, Member of St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation Administration, Chairman of the Maternity Holiness program Board of trustees was among the awarded.

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