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World Congress of families IV one month away – stellar lineup of speakers

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April 11, 2007

For Immediate Release

For More Information, Contact: Larry Jacobs at 513-515-3685 (cell) or (815) 964-5819 or or Don Feder at  

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 and and . For more information on World Congress of Families IV, go to

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