WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES IV INTERNATIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETS WITH
POLAND’S PRIME MINISTER IN WARSAW
(Rockford, IL, USA) The International Planning Committee for World Congress
of Families IV will meet in Warsaw, Poland on May 5-7, 2006. The International
Planning Committee is expected to meet with Poland’s Prime Minister, Kazimierz
Marcinkiewicz and cabinet members of the Polish government, representatives of
the Catholic Church and other religious groups in Poland, and leaders of the
Polish pro-life and family movements.
Planning committee participants will include representatives of pro-family
organizations in Poland, the U.S., Russia, Mexico, Austria, Germany, France,
Kenya, Spain and Qatar.
The meeting will focus on plans for the fourth World Congress of Families
(WCF IV), in Warsaw, May 11-13, 2007, including program, speakers and invitees.
The planning committee will also discuss promotion plans, in Poland and Eastern
Europe as well as globally.
There have been three World Congresses to date – WCF I, Prague (1999), WCF
II, Geneva (1999) and WCF III, Mexico City (2004). The Mexico City Congress was
attended by more than 3,200 delegates from 75 countries.
Speakers at past Congresses have included Martha Fox (first lady of Mexico),
Cardinal Alfonso Trujillo (head of the Pontifical Council for the Family),
Madame Jehan Sadat (widow of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat), Ellen Sauerbrey
(U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations) and Rocco Buttiglione (Italian Minister
for European Affairs).
The World Congress of Families was founded in 1997 by Dr. Allan Carlson,
president of the Howard Center for Family Religion and Society.
For more information, visit the Congress website –
www.worldcongress.org – or