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World Congress of Families (WCF) Holds First WCF Regional Conference in Salta, Argentina, A Week Before the Copa America Soccer Semi-Final

Contact: Larry Jacobs, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, larry@worldcongress.org 

SALTA, Argentina, June 22, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The first World Congress of Families Regional Conference in Argentina - "Declining Fertility: The Plague of the 21st Century" – was held in the city of Salta, from June 14-15, 2016, at The Salta Provincial Theatre.

A week before the Argentinean soccer team traveled to the USA to face the Americans in the Copa America semi-final, the two countries were well-represented at this first World Congress of Families event in Salta, Argentina.  The conference covered many important topics regarding the natural family, human rights, religious liberty, and the sanctity of human life including:

  1. The problem of public and private funding of what are said to be "safe and effective" contraception, as well as abortion and artificial insemination.
     
  2. The crisis of the Natural Family
     
  3. Socio-economic forces working against fecundity/fertility
     
  4. Infertility due to contraception, sexually-transmitted disease, and abortion
     
  5. The importance of religious faith and messaging to promote procreation
     
  6. The sexual revolution and Demographic Winter

"We're delighted by the opportunity to bring the natural family message to our first conference in Argentina and one of many planned for South America in the future," said Don Feder, WCF Coordinator of Regional Conferences. "We're grateful for the work of conference organizer Dr. Federico Nazar and the many volunteers who worked so hard to make the Salta Conference a success."

Speakers at the WCF Salta conference included:

    Msgr. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula (President of the Pontifical Academy for Life),

    Diego von Stauffenberg (National Organization for Marriage and World Congress of Families),

    Prince Dom Bertrand de Orleans e Bragança (Brazil), 

    Norma Mendoza Alexandry (Family Watch International, and the documentary "The War on Children: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Agenda"), 

    Angélica María Sarmiento, M.D. (Paraguayan expert on infertility and naprotechnology),

    Oscar Botta, M.D. (former Secretary of Public Health of San Miguel, Argentina, affiliated with Human Life International),

    Chinda Brandolino, M.D. (on covert global sterilization campaigns),

    Dr. Aurelio Garcia Elorrio (state legislator, Argentina, expert in bioethics),

    Henry Boys Loeb (Chilean leader, founder of Dreaming of Chile's Future),

    María Rosa Marcone (Argentine activist and political leader) and

    Professor Federico Nazar (university professor and WCF coordinator).

World Congress of Families Managing Director, Larry Jacobs congratulated Dr. Fred Nazar for "raising the natural family banner in another part of the world."

Jacobs noted: "Salta was our first conference in Argentina. WCF was one of the first international non-denominational pro-family organizations to hold events in South America – thanks to the vision, leadership and hard work of volunteer leaders like Dr. Nazar. We are proud to be allied with you in this historic endeavor. We will continue to work together to build on the success of the first WCF Regional Conference in Argentina."

More information about the WCF Salta conference is available at www.moralnet.org

World Congress of Families Regional conferences are being planned in Belgrade, Nairobi, Paris and Guyana in the fall of 2016.

The World Congress of Families is an international human rights non-governmental and non-religious organization (NGO) with special consultative status at the United Nations and the recipient of the International Peace Prize, "Pax Urbis."  WCF consists of a global network of pro-life and pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders, and people of faith and goodwill from more than 80 countries.  WCF unites leaders worldwide to affirm and advocate for the natural family as the only fundamental and sustainable unit of ordered liberty and civil society and to defend the sanctity and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death (as set forth in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). To date, there have been over 50 WCF regional conferences on five continents and nine official World Congresses of Families - Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004), Warsaw (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Madrid (2012), Sydney (2013), Salt Lake City, Utah (2015) and Tbilisi, Georgia (2016). WCF regional events are also planned in 2016 for five other locations around the world, www.worldcongress.org.