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World Congress of Families IV Will Be a Truly International Gathering

Contact: Larry Jacobs, 815-964-5819, 513-515-3685 cell, larry@worldcongress.org; Don Feder, 508-405-1337, both for the World Congress of Families


MEDIA ADVISORY, April 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- World Congress of Families IV, which will convene in Warsaw in less than three weeks, will truly be an international gathering.  To date, almost 2,100 are registered for the Congress from over 60 countries.


"You would expect a Congress in the heart of Europe to have a substantial European presence, and World Congress of Families IV certainly does," said WCF founder and International Secretary Allan Carlson.


"But delegates to World Congress of Families IV (May 11-13) also will be coming from as far away as Japan, Thailand, Argentina, Mexico, Ghana, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Togo, Australia, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nepal, the Philippines and Taiwan."


Thus far, the largest delegations are from Poland (945), The United States (126), Mexico (73), Russia (68) and the Ukraine (67), Ghana (26) and Belarus (24).


There will be simultaneous translation of Congress sessions in Polish, English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.


"You might say we're the united nations of the pro-family movement," Carlson commented.  "In terms of speakers, organizers and attendees, the Congress spans six continents. This demonstrates the universality of family concerns and the desire of pro-family leaders, scholars and activists to network and develop joint plans of action to address those concerns at the national level as well as in international forums," Carlson observed.


As well as being the fourth World Congress of Families, the Warsaw Congress will mark the tenth anniversary of the World Congress of Families. World Congress of Families I was held in Prague in 2007. World Congress of Families II took place in Geneva in 1999. World Congress of Families III convened in Mexico City in 2003.


For more information on World Congress of Families IV (including the program), please visit our website – www.worldcongress.org or the international website in six languages at www.worldcongress.pl.  To schedule an interview with Dr. Allan Carlson, contact Larry Jacobs at 1-800-461-3113 or 815-964-5819.


The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society located in Rockford, Illinois is an independent, non-profit research and education center that strives to be the leading source of fresh ideas and new strategies for affirmation and defense of the natural family, both nationally and globally.  The Howard Center is also the organizer of the World Congress of Families project which unites people of goodwill who recognize that the family is the fundamental unit of society and coordinates the efforts of pro-family groups from more than 60 countries worldwide.


The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, and leaders 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, president of The Howard Center.  To date, there have been three World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999) and Mexico City (2004). WCF IV will be in Warsaw, Poland, May 11-13, 2007.