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IV International Congress of Families, Leadership, Science, Ethics and Education in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 22-24, Designated a World Congress of Families Regional Event
Contact: Don Feder, Director, WCF Communications, 508-405-1337, dfeder@worldcongress.org; Larry Jacobs, 815-222-2490, media@worldcongress.org
 
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The IV International Congress of Families: Leadership, Science, Ethics and Education will take place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 22-24. The Congress is sponsored by the Leadership Institute (based in Washington, D.C.), the International Association of Science, Ethics and Integrated Education and the International Church for the Family. It's also a World Congress of Families Regional Event. Other sponsors include 4-14 Initiative, Kapital Intelectual, Heroes Factory, and the Trinity Foundation.
 
Among the World Congress of Families' speakers are: Larry Jacobs (Managing Director), Don Feder (Communications Director), Alexey Komov (Representative in Russia and the CIS) and Silvio Dalla Valle (Association for the Defense of Christian Values, Italy, a WCF Partner).
 
Other speakers include: Maria Das Gracas Melo (President, International Association. of Science , Ethics and Integrated Education), Pastor Ariel Batallanos (International Church for the Family) , Dr. Judith Reisman (Professor, Liberty University Law School, by teleconference), Pastor Marco Antonio Nunez del Arco (Youth Pastor of the International Church for the Family), Miguel Nagib (Lawyer, Sao Paulo, Brazil), and Dr. Jose Luciano Gonclaves (Vice President, Int'l Assoc. of Science, Ethics and Integrated Education), Dr. Hilton Luiz Cunha (Pediatrician), Dr. Miguel Moreno (Director of International and Government Programs, Leadership Institute), Bishop Dale Bronner (Pastor of Word of Faith Family Worship Center), Mauro Henrique Melo (Vice President, International Association. of Science , Ethics and Integrated Education), Bishop Raphael Samuel (Anglican Church, Bolivia), Laurel T. Hughes (Professor, University of Aspen), Dr. Frederico Goncalves Junkert (representing the government of Sao Paulo), Dr. Nilo Carvalho Santana (Pediatrician), Eric Lupardus (The Leadership Institute), Jana Antelo (Language expert), Juancarlos Lazarte (Editor of the Christian Newspaper "Hechos"), Patricia A. McEwen (Director of the International Coalition for Life), and Dr. Abraham Gonzalo Lorrondo Vega (Owner, Lorrondo Education and Business).
 
Sessions will include: Transformational Leadership and Effective Communication – Fundraising -- Social Media – Children and Youth-- Leadership and the Family -- Science, Ethics and Integrated Education and Dialogue on the Most Important Topics of Today (including Demographic Winter).
 
Larry Jacobs observed: "Once again, the Leadership Institute's Miguel Moreno has done an exceptional job of putting together a dynamic program with an array of distinguished speakers. We're proud to be associated with the Santa Cruz Conference, which has been designated a World Congress of Families' Regional Event, and look forward to renewing old friendships among pro-family leaders in South America and making new friends."
 
Jacobs added, "The Santa Cruz Conference is one of many global events that Miguel Moreno has organized with us under the international banner of the Leadership Institute. The World Congress of Families recognizes the need to recruit and train young, conservative leaders on the importance of the natural family. During the last year through our WCF partnership with Miguel's international training events, we have helped him train more than 15,000 conservative leaders around the world to affirm and defend the natural family."
 
Click Here for the Conference Flyer. Contact Miguel Moreno at mmoreno@leadershipinstitute.org for more information on Leadership Institute or the Santa Cruz Conference - IV International Congress of Families, Leadership, Science, Ethics and Education.
 
Or contact Don Feder at 508-405-1337 or dfeder@worldcongress.org for more information on World Congress of Families or to schedule an interview with Miguel Moreno or Larry Jacobs.
 
What is the Howard Center? The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society (www.profam.org) is located in Rockford, Illinois and is an indendent, non-profit research and education center that provides sound scholarship and effective strategies to affirm and defend the natural family, thus renewing a stable and free society. The Howard Center is the publisher of the journal, "The Family In America" and is also the organizer of the World Congress of Families (WCF) project which is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and inter-faith people of goodwill from more than 80 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Dr. Allan Carlson, President of The Howard Center. To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004), Warsaw, Poland (2007) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009). World Congress of Families VI was held in Madrid, Spain in May 25-27, 2012. World Congress of Families VII was held in Sydney, Australia, May 15-18, 2013, www.wcfsydney2013.org.au. Visit www.worldcongress.org for more information on World Congress of Families.