The Mero Moment: World Congress of Families Opponents – October 29, 2015

If my memory serves me correctly, my first administrative meeting for the World Congress of Families (WCF) was May 1998 in Rome, Italy. The WCF is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society and I was The Howard Center’s first executive vice-president. In other words, I was involved with the World Congress of Families from its early formation. So it’s with some interest that I watch its most recent event here in Salt Lake City this week, especially how its critics treat it. Though I’m not…

Additional World Congress of Families IX Panelists Announced [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 6, 2015* CONTACT—Benjamin May bmay@policyimpact.com (202) 737-5339 www.wcf9.org *Additional World Congress of Families IX Panelists Announced* *Global gathering expected to bring thousands to SLC to promote the natural family* *SALT LAKE CITY*—Today the World Congress of Families (WCF) announced the names of four additional panelists who will attend WCF IX this fall to speak and answer questions on the topic of family. Hundreds of scholars, religious leaders, and entertainers from all around the globe will spend Oct. 27-30 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Grand America…

Utah Governor Gary Herbert to Address World Congress of Families IX [UPH Wire]

[image: World Congress of Families] *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 22, 2015* CONTACT—Benjamin May bmay@policyimpact.com (202) 737-5339 www.wcf9.org *Utah Governor Gary Herbert to Address World Congress of Families IX* *Attorney General Sean Reyes will also participate in historic conference, Oct. 27-30 in Salt Lake City* *Salt Lake City*—The World Congress of Families announced today that Utah Governor Gary Herbert will address its ninth congress, Oct. 27-30, in Salt Lake City. The historic occasion celebrates not only the 20th anniversary of the World Congress of Families, but the first time in its history…

World Congress of Families IX Announces Additional Participants [UPH Wire]

[image: World Congress of Families] *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—**June 24, 2015* CONTACT—Benjamin May bmay@policyimpact.com (202) 413-0119 www.wcf9.org *World Congress of Families IX Announces Additional Participants* *Archbishop, athlete are among the experts and advocates coming to S.L.* *SALT LAKE CITY*— Today the World Congress of Families (WCF) announced a list of additional participants who will speak at the historic ninth World Congress of Families to be held Oct. 27-30, 2015, in Salt Lake City. As the first congress to take place in the United States, WCF IX will bring together scholars, leaders,…

Utah beware! A list of ‘extremists’ and potentially ‘very dangerous’ people at the World Congress of Families

You may have heard a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) spokesman claim on Utah radio that Sutherland Institute will be bringing 3,000 “extremists” and “very dangerous” people to Utah to attend the ninth World Congress of Families (WCF) next year. That struck us as an odd and rather irrational claim, given who has attended and spoken at WCF: presidents of nations, religious leaders and people of faith from most major religious denominations, widely published scholars and researchers, high-level government officials, and extraordinary people engaged in helping the less fortunate around the…