World Congress of Families Leadership Memo, October 27, 2017
- WCF St Lucia Caribbean Conference Three Weeks Away
- WCF Malawi African Conference with Impressive List of Speakers and Leaders
- ADF Hosts Tony Abbott on Australian Marriage Vote and Fundamental Freedoms
- Brian Brown Issues Call to Fight Soros $18 Billion Open Society Network
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WCF St. Lucia Conference Now Just 3 Weeks Away
The fifth World Congress of Families Caribbean Conference, in St. Lucia (November 16-18) – with the theme, “The Family Development – Strong Families, Prosperous Nations” — is just 3 weeks away.
Organized by Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, a St Lucian Member of Parliament and founder of the Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM), the conference will include coverage of such vital topics as: “The Demographic Reality in the Caribbean,” population control, “Fertility Education and Medical Management,” “The Unexpected Pregnancy,” Family Capital and SDGs, “Five Fatal Inconsistencies in Gender Theory,” Marriage Is the Foundation of Civilization,” “The Role of Fathers in Family and Nation Building,” “HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean,” Motherhood, and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. There will also be two youth panels.
Among the many exceptional speakers are: Rebekah Ali-Gouveia – Founder of the Elpis Centre (Trinidad), and World Congress of Families Caribbean Coordinator, who helped to organize conferences in Trinidad, Barbados and Antigua – Neydy Casillas, Senior Counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom International, who advocates for the sanctity of life and marriage at the OAS – Philippa Davies, Attorney at Law in Jamaica, Advocacy Officer for the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) — Don Feder, World Congress of Families Coalitions Director and Coordinator of Regional Conferences – Anna Halpine, Founder of the World Youth Alliance, which attracts youth who wish to defend the dignity of the person – Kim Olsen, Director of Journey-2-Freedom, ministering to those hurting from abortion – Susan Roylance, Social Development Coordinator of the International Organization for the Family, and author of UN negotiating guides on family issues – Sharon Slater, President of Family Watch International, and director of the documentary “The War on Children: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Agenda” – Glenn Stanton, Director of Family Formation at Focus on the Family, who has written and debated extensively on issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting – Godfrey St. Bernard, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Economic and Social Studies, The University of the West Indies in Trinidad – Pastor Scot Strim has lived & ministered in Belize since 1983, is the Pastor of Jubilee Ministries and serves as VP of the National Evangelical Association. of Belize.
The WCF St. Lucia Conference will take place, November 16-18, at the Johnson’s Centre, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet.
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World Congress of Families African Regional Conference in Malawi, Nov. 28-30
The World Congress of Families African Regional Conference in Malawi will take place at the Sunbird Capital Hotel in the Lilongwe, November 28-30.
With the theme “The African Family and Cultural Colonialism,” the conference will include speeches by the Bishop Thomas Luke Msusa, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Archdiocese of Blantyre in Malawi, Theresa Okafor (WCF Regional Coordinator for Africa), Ann Kioko (founder of the African Organization for Families), Don Feder (WCF Coalitions Director and Coordinator of Regional Conferences) and Sharon Slater, President of Family Watch International.
The conference will cover such timely topics as: Comprehensive Sexuality Education — the impact of pornography – the role of parents in education – abortion – contraception – maternal health – religious freedom – human rights, including those of children– and cultural rights.
Members of the organizing committee include Reverend Zacc Kawalala of Word is Alive Ministries, Moira Chimombo of SAFE-AFRICA, and Ann Kioko. MPs from Malawi and delegations from Uganda and Zambia are expected to attend.
Organizational sponsors of the Malawi Conference include: African Organization of Families, CitizenGo, Episcopal Alliance of Malawi, Evangelical Alliance of Malawi, Family Watch International, Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, SAFE, World Alive Ministries, and World Congress of Families.
WCF Managing Director Larry Jacobs observed: “We’ve become increasingly active in Africa, which is pivotal in the fight for the future of the family. George Soros and his allies are working hard to bring abortion and same-sex “marriage” to the continent. Without their resources, we are working even harder and smarter to oppose them. In the past year, we’ve had regional conferences in Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town, and now our upcoming conference in Malawi. Another Nairobi conference is planned for next year.”
“We are honored to be working with organizations like the Foundation for African Cultural Heritage, the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum, Family Policy Institute (South Africa) and the African Organization for Families.”
“When Canada’s leftist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would spend $650 million over the next three years to promote abortion in Africa, WCF and our Partner REAL Women of Canada did a joint petition opposing this shameless cultural imperialism.”
And this is only the beginning of our efforts to support African Families targeted by the Sexual Revolution and Foreign Elites and Imperialists.”
ADF Forum on “The Australian Marriage Vote and Fundamental Freedoms” with Tony Abbott, Former Prime Minister
On November 1 (from 7 to 8:30 pm, ET) Alliance Defending Freedom International, a WCF Partner, will hold a forum on “The Australian Marriage Vote and Fundamental Freedoms” at The Pierre Hotel in New York, NY, focusing on the current non-binding vote to assess public support for Same-Sex Marriage in Australia, through a mail-in ballot.
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will address the media on the significance of the ongoing Australian referendum.
There will also be addresses by ADF International President Michael P. Farris, Paul Coleman, Executive Director of ADF Int’l and Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers.
In February, the Washington State Supreme Court ordered Stutzman to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys fees to the ACLU, which sued her for refusing to do floral arrangements for a same-sex ceremony, as her conscience and religious principles dictate. The case is on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
IOF President Brian Brown Issues a Call to Join the Fight Against George Soros and His $18,000,000,000 Transfer to the Open Society Network
International Organization for the Family (World Congress of Family’s parent organization) President Brian Brown isn’t discouraged by the news that leftist billionaire George Soros is donating $18 billion to his Open Society network of groups “in his quest to remake the family by redefining marriage, gender, sexuality and parenthood.”
Open Society works ceaselessly to deconstruct natural marriage and the family in Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Africa, the Caribbean and around the world.
In a recent mailing, Brian wrote: “The International Organization for the Family is a primary antagonist to George Soros, and we have a budget that is a tiny fraction of one percent of what Soros just donated to oppose us.”
Brian said his initial reaction was to be angry and upset at the seeming unfairness of this disparity – a man dedicated to the destruction of life and the natural family having the resources to pour into his lethal campaign.
Then, he realized “how priceless it is we have an awesome God on our side, and that He is amassing an army of warriors … to fight alongside us. No amount of money can combat that army dedicated to the Truth!”
Moreover, “I know in my heart that people of faith will not sit idly by while a leftist billionaire like George Soros attempts to redefine all that is beautiful on earth – family,life marriage, parenthood, gender and human sexuality. I am confident that our people will rise to the challenge.”
World Congress of Families unites and equips leaders worldwide to promote the natural family and grow the international pro-family movement in direct opposition to George Soros and his Open Society Network. More information here.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
- November 1 (7 to 8:30 pm, ET) ADF Forum: Australia Marriage Vote and Fundamental Freedoms” with ADF LeadersAnd Tony Abbott (former Australian PM) Hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom International, a WCF Partner, at The Pierre Hotel in New York, NY.
- November 16-18, 2017 — WCF Caribbean Regional Conference, St. Lucia. The fifth World Congress of Families Caribbean Conference with the theme, “The Family Development – Strong Families, Prosperous Nations” Contact information for Sarah Flood-Beaubrun…
- November 17-18, 2017, #Teens4Truth Conference, “Countering the LGBT Agenda,” Hosted by Professor Dr. Robert Lopez, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. More information and registration…
- November 28-30, 2017 — African Regional Conference, Malawi , Contact information…
- January 1, 2018 — Celebrate “Year of Families” Budapest, Hungary, Read more…
- January 19, 2018 – National March for Life, Washington, DC, USA, More information…
- February 2, 2018 — Movieguide’s Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report to the Entertainment Industry. Read more…
- May 11-12, 2018 — WCF Family Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, Honorary Host: Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza and Dona Isabel, Duchess of Braganza, Contact Larry Jacobs for more information…
- May 15, 2018 – Seizing the Future, Protecting the Family, WCF Regional Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, co-sponsored by Kenyan Christian Professionals Association and Foundation for African Cultural Heritage, Contact for more information…
- May 15-19, 2018 — Global Home Education Conference, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, More information…
- World Congress of Families XII – To Be Determined, Send Proposals and Hosting Bids to email@example.com.