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World Congress of Families IV One Month Away ? Stellar Lineup of Speakers

Contact: Larry Jacobs, World Congress of Families, 513-515-3685 cell, 815-964-5819, larry@worldcongress.org; Don Feder, dfeder@rcn.com   

 

MEDIA ADVISORY, April 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- In one month, World Congress of Families IV (May 11-13) – the largest international pro-family gathering – will convene in Warsaw, Poland.

 

This year marks also marks our 10th anniversary. World Congress of Families I was held in Prague in 1997, followed by Congresses in Geneva (1999) and Mexico City (2004). More than 3,000 pro-family leaders, activists, scholars and parliamentarians are expected to attend World Congress of Families IV, whose theme is "Beyond Demographic Winter – The Natural Family and Springtime for Europe and the World."

 

Poland's pro-family president, Lech Kaczynski, will open the Congress, as well as serving as honorary patron of WCF IV.

 

A distinguished lineup of over 100 speakers – from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas – will address the Congress, including:

  • Allan Carlson, Founder and International Secretary of the World Congress of Families
  • Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for The Family
  • Archbishop Majdanski, Founder of The Polish Institute for Studies on the Family and WWII Survivor of Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Phillip Longman, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, author of "The Empty Cradle"
  • Paige Patterson, Past President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and President, Southwestern Theological Seminary
  • Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President, Focus on the Family
  • Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
  • Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus (invited)
  • Bruce Hafen, former Dean, Brigham Young University Law School
  • Anna Zaborska, Member of the European Parliament for Slovakia
  • Christine de Marcellus Vollmer, President, Latin American Alliance for the Family
  • Dana Rosemary Scallon, Member of the European Parliament for Ireland.
  • Austin Ruse, President of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
  • Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
  • Margaret Somerville, Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University
  • Kay Hymowitz, William E. Simon Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Margaret Ogola, Medical Director of the Cottolengo Home for Children Living With Aids, Kenya
  • Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow, Beverly LaHaye Institute, Concerned Women for America
  • Nigel Cameron, President, The Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future
  • Pat Fagan, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Bill Saunders, Human Rights Counsel, The Family Research Council
  • Richard Wilkins, Managing Director, Doha International Institute
  • John Vining, Director, Center for Family Ministries, Church of God
  • Don Schmierer, Founder of  His Servants
  • Father Thomas Euteneur, President, Human Life International
  • Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

Allan Carlson commented, "We are bringing together some of the best minds in the pro-family movement to strategize on how to effect a renaissance of the family in Europe and strengthen the family worldwide."

 

For a complete list of speakers, go to www.worldcongress.pl/wyklad.php and www.worldcongress.org/WCF4/wcf4.spkrs.htm.  For more information on World Congress of Families IV, go to www.worldcongress.org.

 

To schedule an interview with Allan Carlson, please contact Larry Jacobs at 1-800-461-3113.