REALity – Volume XXXIV Issue No.7 July 2015

WCF IX : OCTOBER 27-30, 2015

A great battle over morals and ideas is raging around the globe. The foes of the family have placed the traditional family in its crosshairs, and the WCF is on the front line of this battle. This is the reason that REAL Women of Canada has joined WCF as a long-time partner in this critical struggle.

In recent months, groups advocating sexual radicalism have mounted a vast coordinated attack on the World Congress of Families. They have organized protestors and threatened violence, resulting in cancellation of WCF events in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Their goal is to silence the WCF. This won’t happen.

These foes of the family will stop at nothing, however, to shut WCF down. In fact, last August the wealthy and influential homosexual organization, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), published a 20-page attack on WCF, titled: “World Congress of Families Exposed”. HRC had a budget of approximately $38.5 million in 2014, with funds mostly coming from corporations.

Yet, despite their usual shrill language, distortion of facts and outright lies, these adversaries of families have hit on a few truths. For example, they state in their written material:

  • “The World Congress of Families (WCF) is one of the most influential American organizations …. Since 1997, WCF has held conferences and events around the world …. It is connected to some mainstream conservative organizations and the very highest levels of government in the countries where it operates.” – Human Rights Campaign
  • “The WCF functions as a hub where American religious-right activists
    [their label for Christians and Jews] are able to work easily across denominational lines.” – Southern Poverty Law Center
  • “WCF’s purpose is to be a multi-faith, multi-national coalition of social conservative groups working to push its vision in the United Nations and in governments around the world.” – Right Wing Watch
  • “Over the past few years, a small group of leaders from the Christian Right [that’s WCF] have forged an unlikely but well-organized, inter-religious coalition of conservative NGOs in the United Nations arena. Through the new coalition, Conservative Catholics, Mormons, Conservative Evangelicals and … Muslims and Jews are developing institutional structures, political rhetoric and mobilized networks to bring their ‘family values’ message to the UN and the world.” – Truth Wins Out

These are reasonably accurate descriptions of WCF, in terms of both its goals and achievements.

The upcoming WCF meeting in Salt Lake City will be the first time in history that the global gathering in support of the family takes place in North America. It will bring together leaders from numerous professions – – scholars and family advocates, religious and non-governmental leaders, parliamentarians and lawmakers, parents and everyday citizens – – and believers from numerous faiths – – Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon and mainline Protestant – – who join together to celebrate the family as the foundation of society, the strength of nations and, ultimately, the hope of humanity. As the foundation of every civilization known by history, the family is the proven bulwark of liberty and the key to development, prosperity, and peace. The theme for this 9th World Congress is: “Family: The Promise Begins with Me” and that theme focuses on the role each of us plays in making the promise of life, marriage and family a reality across societies and nations.

It is expected that several thousand delegates will be coming from about fifty nations. Please consider attending this marvellous conference at which you will be energized by the unity and power of thousands of like-minded people from around the world. The promise of strong families is the promise of strong communities that are healthier, wealthier, and happier. Together we will affirm that the promise begins with each of us.

For registration and information you can visit the conference website at WCF-IX, or contact WCF by email at, or telephone WCF at  +1-815-964-5819 or send a letter to the World Congress of Families, 934 North Main Street, Rockford, Illinois 61103, USA.

A Call for Civil Dialogue and Constructive Engagement – The World Congress of Families responds to the Human Rights Campaign and the Southern Poverty Law Center – Download here

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, executive director of the upcoming World Congress of Families IX, recently talked to LifeSiteNews.
Here is the link to the interview