You Believe in the Family,
COME TO WARSAW
For World Congress of
May 11-13, 2007
Who We Are: The World Congress of Families (WCF) was founded in
1997 by Dr. Allan Carlson (president of The Howard Center for
Family, Religion & Society), when the first Congress convened in
Prague. Since then, there have been Congresses in Geneva (1999) and
Mexico City (2004). More than 3,000 pro-family activists from over
65 countries are expected in Warsaw this spring for World Congress
of Families IV. World Congress of Families fosters an international
network of organizations, leaders, legislators, scholars and
activists seeking to restore the natural family as the fundamental
social unit and seedbed of a civil society.
Our Goals: To shift the public policy debate: From “The
Family as an obstacle to development” to “The Family as the source
of social renewal and progress” • From “overpopulation” to
“under-population” as the demographic challenge of the 21st century
• From “The small family and voluntary childlessness as good” to
“The celebration of large families as a special social gift” • From
“religious orthodoxy as a threat to progress” to “religious
orthodoxy as the source of humane values and cultural progress.”
Some of the Issues We’ll Be Talking About In Warsaw: Gender
Rights or Family Rights – Demographic Winter as the New Population
Crisis – The Family Home as the Center of Upbringing and Education –
Family Enterprises and Family Independence – The Effects of Marital
Fidelity and Harmony on the Family – What’s Wrong With Cohabitation?
– The Harm of “Same-Sex Marriage” – Media and the Family: Threats
and Opportunities – How Abortion Undermines The Family – The Impact
of Pornography on Family Unity.
Why Warsaw in 2007? Europe is the battlefield and Poland is
pivotal. Through demographic winter and the rule of an anti-family
elite, Europe is almost lost to family values. The loss of Europe
will have a devastating impact on the family in the Americas, Asia
and Africa, as well as in international forums. Poland is a bastion
of tradition, faith and family. WCF IV will draw pro-family
advocates from across the European continent in what could be the
beginning of a pro-family renaissance.
A Unique Experience: You’ll have an opportunity to make history
while meeting people from around the world who share your values,
exchanging ideas and strategies, hearing exciting speakers from five
continents, helping to devise an international pro-family agenda and
experiencing the wonder of Warsaw in the spring.
Media Inquiries – Don Feder (508) 405-1337 or
World Congress of Families – 934 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103.
Phone: (815) 964-5819 or e-mail
For information on co-sponsoring WCF IV,
contact Larry Jacobs at
(815) 964-5819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.