Dear World Congress of Families Friends,
You are invited to be part of two exciting events involving the World Congress of Families taking place in Washington, DC tomorrow at 1pm at the National Press Club and 5pm at The Heritage Foundation.
The theme of World Congress of Families IV in Warsaw 2007 has been made into a documentary movie. World Congress of Families was actively involved and was the inspiration for a new documentary movie, “Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family,” scheduled to be released in early February. The documentary produced by our friends at the Family First Foundation (Berry McLerran, executive director and Steven Smoot, the president and founder) discusses and analyzes one of the most portentous trends of the 21st century – the dramatic, worldwide decline in fertility rates. The hour-long documentary examines the economic and social consequences of below-replacement birthrates and rapidly aging populations. Initial interviews for the documentary took place in Warsaw at World Congress of Families IV. Those interviewed for the documentary included WCF leaders and speakers at past Congresses, among them Dr. Allan Carlson, WCF Global Coordinator Larry Jacobs, WCF Communications Director Don Feder, Austin Ruse (Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute), Christine Vollmer (Latin American Alliance for the Family) and Phillip Longman (author of “The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity”). A portion of the proceeds from DVD orders will be donated to The World Congress of Families. Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity”).
To view a trailer for“Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family”, or to order a DVD of the documentary, click here.: www.demographicwinter.com
HELP PREVENT DEMOGRAPHIC WINTER AND SUPPORT THE NATURAL FAMILY! JOIN WITH US AT : http://www.profam.org/THC/xthc_join.htm .
Demographic Winter (News Conference)
National Press Club, Washington, DC
Includes Remarks from Dr. Allan Carlson, International Secretariat of the World Congress of Families
1pm, Zenger Room
Contact: Don Feder @508-395-0142, email@example.com
Demographic Winter: The Decline of the Human Family
Date: February 12, 2008
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Speaker(s): A premiere screening of the new documentary,
RSVP to the Heritage Foundation: http://www.heritage.org/customcf/rsvp/index-js.cfm?EventID=ev021208a&EventDate=2008-02-12&EventTitle=Demographic%20Winter:%20The%20Decline%20of%20the%20Human%20Family
Followed by a Panel Discussion featuring:
: New America Foundation
: Latin American Alliance for the Family
Nicholas Eberstadt: American Enterprise Institute
Jennifer A. Marshall
: DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society,
The Heritage Foundation
Host(s): DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society,
The Heritage Foundation
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
~ 5:00 P.M. SCREENING – 6:00 P.M. DISCUSSION ~
DEMOGRAPHIC WINTER BACKGROUND
One of the most ominous dramas of modern times is quietly unfolding. Social scientists and economists agree – we are headed toward a demographic winter of serious economic and social consequences. The effects will be severe and long lasting and are already apparent in much of Europe. 59 nations – with 44% of the world’s population – are now experiencing below-replacement birthrates. Worldwide, there are 6 million fewer children (under age 6) today than there were in 1990. The United Nations estimates that if current trends continue, by 2050 there will be 248 million fewer children (under age 5) than there are now. Overall, Europe’s fertility rate is 1.3; a birthrate of 2.1 is needed just to replace current population. In this century, countries such as Italy, Spain, Russia and even France could cease to exist – at least as they’re currently constituted. Drawing on experts from many countries and diverse disciplines – demographers, economists, sociologists, psychologists, civic and religious leaders, parliamentarians and diplomats – Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family is a groundbreaking documentary that reveals how deterioration of the natural family can lead to demographic disaster.
View the trailer for “Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family” at www.demographicwinter.com
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We need your help, support, and prayers!!! We need your support to be able to continue the next World Congress of Families. Please click here (www.profam.org/THC/xthc_join.htm) to help us by donating to the World Congress of Families. You can become an official member for a little as $25 per year: Click here: http://www.profam.org/THC/xthc_join.htm or call us at 1-800-461-3113. Can you help us now with a donation of $100? $500? or maybe even a $1,000?
Thank you in advance for your prayers and your support. By joining with us, you are helping to make an eternal difference for children and families.
Lawrence D. Jacobs
Vice President of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society
Global Coordinator of the World Congress of Families
P.S. Don’t forget to join the cause to prevent DEMOGRAPHIC WINTER and protect the “natural family” now! We need you. Please give online today at: http://www.profam.org/THC/xthc_join.htm.
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The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society located in Rockford, Illinois is an independent, non-profit research and education center that strives to be the leading source of fresh ideas and new strategies for affirmation and defense of the natural family, both nationally and globally. The Howard Center is also the organizer of the World Congress of Families project which unites people of goodwill who recognize that the family is the fundamental unit of society and coordinates the efforts of pro-family groups from more than 60 countries worldwide.
The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, and leaders that seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society. The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson, president of The Howard Center. To date, there have been four World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007).