We’ve got big news. I’m excited to announce the launch of the International Organization for the Family (IOF).
We are taking the Howard Center’s great work like the World Congress of Families and expanding it with the launch of the International Organization for the Family.
The legacy of Dr. John Howard will live on and continue to be honored with the creation of the John Howard Distinguished Fellowship for Family, Religion and Society. We are pleased to announce Dr. Allan C. Carlson will be the first holder of this fellowship.
The World Congress of Families will remain the key project of the International Organization for the Family, but we will be launching or growing a number of other projects to greatly expand the emerging global family movement.
- The Natural Family: An International Journal of Research and Policy (TNF) is a quarterly academic publication that informs and inspires leaders to promote the natural family as the fundamental group unit of society and to protect the sanctity and dignity of all human life.
- The Article 16 Initiative (A16) empowers leaders in worldwide institutions to protect freedom, faith, and family as the natural and fundamental group unit of society consistent with Article 16 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) equips and empowers young professionals, scholars, and activists to promote marriage, and the natural family as the fundamental group unit of society.
But that’s not all. I will be making some major announcements in the next few days and weeks on a major global initiative bringing leaders around the world together to stand for marriage and family. I’m half-way across the world preparing for the launch of this project.
Great changes are happening all around the world. Citizens are rising up against a failed ideology that seeks to redefine the family, and what it means to be a human person. A global movement is emerging centered on beauty and truth of the natural family. We’ve got a lot to do and now is not a time to be timid.
The International Organization for the Family has bold plans for the coming year. We look forward to partnering with you to protect and promote the natural family, life and dignity in the coming years.