World Congress of Families Leadership Memo
“Uniting and equipping leaders worldwide to promote the natural family.”
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
Are SPLC and CNN abetting terrorism?
With increasing concern over the activities of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, the Southern Poverty Law Center is making fraudulent claims against pro-family groups again.
Last week, CNN published the SPLC’s map of “hate groups” in the United States. The liberal “research” group lumps Holocaust-deniers, the Klan and White Nationalists with legitimate conservative and pro-family groups, such as Family Research Council, Alliance Defending Freedom, the American College of Pediatricians and the World Congress of Families. If you disagree with SPLC’s radical cultural-left agenda (including abortion-on-demand, same-sex marriage and transgenderism) you are condemned as hateful.
Five years ago, an armed intruder attacked Family Research Council’s D.C. offices carrying a list of SPLC-certified “hate groups.” The man who shot Congressman Steve Scalise in June said he “liked” SPLC on his Facebook page. Does the Southern Poverty Law Center abet terrorism in the guise of fighting hatred?
For a story on Life Site News (“This list of ‘hate groups’ inspired a terrorist attack on pro-lifers. Today, CNN published it”), read here…
WCF Caribbean Conference in St. Lucia, November 16-18
Our 5th. Caribbean Regional Conference (November 16-18) is being organized by the Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM), founded by Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, a Member of Parliament and first female Speaker of Saint Lucia’s House of Assembly. Flood-Beaubrun is a strong advocate for the natural family and recently spoke at the WCF Regional Conference is Antigua (June 29-30).
The proposed theme is “The Family and Development: Strong Families, Prosperous Nations.”
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Malawi Regional Conference, November 28-29
Our next African Regional Conference will take place at the Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi, November 28-30, organized by the African Organization for the Family, a WCF Partner, led by Ann Kioko and new AOF President Newton Tsenyange.
The theme is “The African Family and Cultural Colonialism.” Confirmed speakers include: WCF and IOF President Brian Brown, Don Feder (WCF Coordinator of Regional Conferences), Sharon Slater (Family Watch International), Theresa Okafor (Foundation for African Cultural Heritage and WCF African Representative), Ann Kioko (AOFF president and CitizenGo African Representative), Errol Naidoo (Family Policy Institute, South Africa) and Bishop Zacc (Kawalala, Malawi). Read more…
There was a WCF Regional Conference in Lagos, earlier in the year, sponsored by the Foundation for African Cultural Heritage and organized by Dr. Theresa Okafor. In 2016, a WCF African Regional Conference was held in in Nairobi.
Brian Brown and Larry Jacobs to speak at Rhodes Forum 2017
The 2017 Rhodes Forum, Dialogue of Civilizations, will take place on the Isle of Rhodes, October 6-7, co-sponsored by World Congress of Families. WCF Partner, Natalia Yakunina, Chair of the Sanctity of Motherhood Program, and her husband Vladimir Yakunin are founders of this elite international gathering. Among the speakers are WCF President Brian Brown and WCF Managing Director Larry Jacobs who will co-moderate the session led by Natalia. Speakers at past Forums have included WCF Founder Allan C. Carlson and Don Feder, Coordinator of Regional Conferences and Coalitions Director. Brown and Jacobs will participate in the session titled “Migration and Social Mobility Through the Prism of Values and Cultures.”
At last year’s Rhodes Forum, Larry Jacobs, Christine Vollmer, Dr. Theresa Okafor delivered speeches on “The Importance of Family as The Life Space for Humanity and Civilizations” in a session organized by Mrs. Yakunina. A number of heads of state and government officials from Europe and Asia attended including former Czech presidents, Milos Zeman and Václav Klaus and over 300 leading scholars and professionals from across the globe.
For 15 years, the Dialogue of Civilizations has been at the forefront of research into dialogue-based solutions to problems we face. The Rhodes Forum has been convened each year since 2002, bringing together between 300 and 600 participants from over 70 countries. Throughout its history, its hallmark has been the pioneering spirit, inclusiveness, and moral resilience of those involved. Read more and register to attend…
World Congress of Families Petition Against Cultural Imperialism and Abortion by the Trudeau Government
The “liberal” (left-wing) government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made promoting abortion and other population-control measures in Africa the centerpiece of Canada’s foreign policy.
His government has committed to spending $650 million over the next three years to promote what it euphemistically calls sexual and reproductive health rights in developing countries. This includes funding campaigns to legalize abortion in African countries where it’s currently illegal.
In June, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told the House of Commons that pushing abortion overseas is “at the core of Canada’s foreign policy” – not fighting poverty and disease, not projects to provide clean water and maternal care, not promoting democracy and human rights, but facilitating the deaths of unborn children.
The World Congress of Families is committed to fighting this cultural imperialism. In the past two years, we’ve done three regional conferences in Africa — one in Nairobi in 2015, another in that city last year, and one in Lagos this year. A fourth is planned for Lilongwe, Malawi, November 28-30. REAL Women of Canada (a WCF Partner) is working with us to combat the Trudeau government’s anti-life agenda.
To add your name to the World Congress of Families petition against Trudeau’s drive for abortion in Africa, Sign Here…
For REAL Women of Canada’s July13 press release (“Trudeau’s Twisted Grasp of Health Care Needs in Africa”) Read More…
Calendar of Upcoming Events
|October 6-7 2017 — Dialogue of Civilization, Rhodes, Greece
October 13-15, 2017 — Values Voter Summit, Washington, D.C.
November 16-18, 2017 — WCF Caribbean Regional Conference, St. Lucia
November 28-30, 2017 — African Regional Conference, Malawi
January 1, 2018 — Celebrate “Year of Families” Budapest, Hungary
May 11-12, 2018 — WCF Family Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza and Dona Isabel, Duchess of Braganza
May 15-19, 2018 — Global Home Education Conference, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia