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Carlson Named One of the 'Most Influential Christian Leaders of 2007'

Contact: Larry Jacobs, World Congress of Families,815-964-5819, 513-515-3685 cell, media@worldcongress.org

MEDIA ADVISORY, March 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Telegraph, a Russian-language news agency, has named World Congress of Families International Secretary Allan C. Carlson one of  the "Most Influential Christian Leaders of 2007."

Carlson shares this honor with U.S. Evangelist Joyce Meyer, Latvian Mega-Church Pastor Alexey Ledyaev, Moscow Patriarch Alexy II, CBN President Pat Robertson and Dr. Franklin Graham.

In naming him "Researcher of the Year," The Christian Telegraph called Carlson a "distinguished analyst and researcher of the history of the family and its influence on the moral foundations of society."

The Christian Telegraph News Agency is part of IN VICTORY, the largest Christian portal serving Russian-speakers worldwide. IN VICTORY has up to 4 million page-views a month and is read by Russian-speaking Christians in over 60 countries.

Christian Telegraph News Agency provides news and features to IN VICTORY. The News Agency recently established a site where part of its news is translated into English, to give English-speakers insights into developments in Russia, www.christiantelegraph.com.

Dr. Carlson is a prominent historian of the family and the author of many books, including "The Natural Family: A Manifesto," which he co-authored with Paul T. Mero.

Carlson is the founder of World Congress of Families, as well as serving as International Secretary. He is also president of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society. Carlson has an upcoming interview in The Christian Telegraph.

For more information on World Congress of Families, including Dr. Carlson's complete bio, visit www.worldcongress.org. To schedule an interview with Allan Carlson, contact Larry Jacobs at 800-461-3113.

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60  countries 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 and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois (www.profam.org).  To date, there have been four World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007).