Congress of Families Founder To Speak At Rockford Townhall Meeting on the
IL – On Thursday, October 20th Dr. Allan Carlson, founder of the World
Congress of Families and president of The Howard Center for Family, Religion
and Society will be the featured speaker at a Townhall Meeting on the
Family. The event, sponsored by Concerned Citizens for America (CCA),
is entitled, “Beyond the Culture War: Introducing the Natural Family
Resolution.” Dr. Carlson will speak about the “Family Manifesto” which he
co-authored with Paul Mero of the Sutherland Institute. Copies of the
Manifesto can be downloaded at:
www.familymanifesto.org or www.worldcongress.org.
Natural Family: A Manifesto” has gathered endorsement from pro-family
leaders and inspired people around the world (endorsements online at
http://familymanifesto.org). Jan Klaas,
president of CCA, was inspired to convene the Townhall Meeting and create a
Natural Family Resolution after reading The Manifesto. Klaas plans to
introduce the Resolution on the Natural Family locally to both the Rockford
City Council and the Winnebago County Board. “We need a blueprint and
a vision to solve our community problems. This Natural Family
Resolution provides the framework for improving our cities, our nation and
our world. This effort provides us with an opportunity for us to transcend
politics as usual, socio-economic divisions, and racial divides to unite our
community to improve the lives of everyone,” said Klaas.
Thursday, October 20th, 7:00pm
Central Christian Church, 6527 Guilford Road, Rockford, Illinois.
to The Natural Family: A Manifesto, Dr. Carlson is the author of 8 books on
the history of the family and family policy including, Fractured
Generations: Crafting A Family Policy For the 21st Century, The 'American
Way': Family And Community In The Shaping Of The American Identity; The
Swedish Experiment In Family Politics; and Family Questions: Reflections On
The American Social Crisis. Allan Carlson holds his Ph.D. in Modern European
History from Ohio University. A full bio of Allan Carlson is available at:
is also founder and convener of the World Congress of Families (WCF).
At WCF III in Mexico City, in 2004, more than 3,300 delegates from around
the world adopted The Mexico City Declaration, an international declaration
of principles affirming the natural family as the fundamental unit of
World Congresses of Families have been held in Prague (1997), Geneva (1999)
and in Mexico City last year. World Congress of Families IV is planned for
2007 at a site still to be determined.
For more information, visit the following
www.profam.org. Or contact Larry Jacobs
at the World Congress of Families (800) 461-3113.