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 Warsaw 2007:  


If You Believe in the Family,

For World Congress of Families IV
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 dfeder@rcn.com

World Congress of Families – 934 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: (815) 964-5819 or e-mail larry@worldcongress.org.

For information on co-sponsoring WCF IV, contact Larry Jacobs at (815) 964-5819 or larry@worldcongress.org.



GFC Foundation

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Knights of Columbus

Shamrock Foods Company

Earhart Foundation

Michael and Rosalind Keiser

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation

Jack and Mary Wheatley and Family

The Alberto Vollmer Foundation

National Association of Marriage Enhancement

Co-Sponsors to date:

Alliance Defense Fund

Alliance for the Separation of School and State

American Family Association

American Values

William Andrews

Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

Center for Spiritual Renewal

Charles S. Carriker

Christian Film & Television Commission

Concerned Women For America

Gil and Janice Crouse

Defending The Family International

Family Caucus

Family First Foundation

Family Network of Mexico (Red Familia)

Family Research Council

Family and Society (Mexico)

Father Peter Skarga Institute (Poland)

Focus On The Family

Forum of Polish Women


Heritage Foundation

His Servants

Human Life International

In Defense of Christian Values (Italy)

Latin America Alliance For The Family

Carl Lindner

Media Research Center


National Association of Marriage Enhancement

Polish Federation of Pro-Life Movements

Population Research Institute

Real Women of Canada

Religious Freedom Coalition

Sutherland Institute

Touchstone Magazine

Tradition, Family and Property

United Families International

Watchmen on the Walls

World Family Policy Forum


Dr. and Mrs. Warren Babcock

Catholic Citizens of Illinois

Mr. Herbert Hansen

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hepler

Mr. Jaren E. Hiller

Mr. and Mrs. John McCartney, Jr.

Rockford Products Corporation

Mrs. Jaynann Payne

Mrs. Janet Salomon

Mr. David Swain, Jr.






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