World Congress of Families will have six regional events this year. Managing Director Larry Jacobs noted: “These regional events – spanning three continents – will focus on such concerns as euthanasia and assisted suicide, declining birthrates, the need to promote marriage and encouraging governments to adopt family-friendly policies.”
In chronological order, here are the World Congress of Families Regional Events taking place in the next three months:
NGO Family Association, the World Congress of Families and the Riga City Welfare Department are sponsoring the
Third Annual International Riga Family Forum “The Natural Family as a Value and State’s Priority” on May 13 in Riga, Latvia, at the Riga City Hall.
The Forum will focus on demographics in relation to governments, economies, health and education. It will also consider how Latvia and the EU would benefit demographically from a long-term strategy that supports strong families. To register, contact Gunta Irba by email at
The Dads4Kids Foundation’s Marriage and Family Conference will take place at the Life Centre in Sydney, Australia on May 18-20. Its slogan is “Great families are built on great marriages. Great marriages produce great children.”
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The Third International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide will take place June 3-4, at the Airport Marriott in Vancouver, Canada
The symposium is sponsored by the Canadian-based Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (a WCF Partner), and is supported by anti-euthanasia and disability rights groups in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. The Symposium will explain how groups and individuals are defeating the euthanasia lobby worldwide and how we need to prepare for the new challenges we will face in the future.
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Click here to download the Symposium brochure.
“The Future of
The Family In Coalition Britain Conference” will be held in London on Wednesday, June 29 at the Law Society. The conference is sponsored by Christian Concern, a World Congress of Families Partner.
Keynote speakers will bring their varied experience and expertise in economics, education policy, the media, the legal system and Parliament to bear on the question of how a compelling case can be made, in the current cultural context, for the value of the traditional family. They will seek to evaluate existing strategies, suggest possible new directions and attempt to develop an integrated approach to promoting the value of the family for society as a whole. For more information or to apply to attend the conference,
click here (www.christianconcern.com/future-of-the-family).
The World Congress of Families’
Moscow Demographic Summit: Family and the Future of Humankind will take place at the Russian State Social University, June 29-30.
The Summit will be the first international conference to deal with the coming crisis resulting from the worldwide decline of fertility. Speakers will include members of the legislature of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, leaders of other churches and denominations, demographers, scholars, authors, activists and leaders of the World Congress of Families and its Partners.
Click here for the website of the Moscow Demographic Summit (www.worldcongress.ru).
The theme of the
Lagos International Law Conference on Women and Children (July 14-15) is: “Challenges In Upholding the Rights of Women and Children.”
The Conference will take place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and is being organized by the Nigerian Bar Association in collaboration with the Foundation for African Cultural Heritage, WCF and McGill University in Canada.
Topics include: The policy impact of the exploitation of women and children, Demonstrating that the family is the best environment for the wellbeing of Nigerian women and children, and Mapping strategies to end child labor, child trafficking, infanticide and child prostitution in Nigeria.
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Jacobs concluded; “Along with our Congresses – including World Congress of Families VI in Madrid, May 28-30, 2012 – these regional conferences and symposia demonstrate the dynamism of the international pro-family movement.
To learn more about World Congress of Families,
click here (www.worldcongress.org). To schedule an interview with Larry Jacobs contact Don Feder at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-405-1337.