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'The Family in America' to Hold Capitol Hill Symposium Discussing the Question: 'Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands: What Should America Learn?'

Contact: Nicole King, 815-742-4387, nicole@profam.org

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /Standard Newswire/ -- While the current U.S. administration persists in its efforts to redefine marriage and family, other nations are seeking a reaffirmation of the natural family.  Australia has just elected a conservative government and given the largest budget area to Kevin Andrews, long-time defender of the family and World Congress of Families supporter; Russia recently banned the propaganda of "nontraditional sexual relations" to minors; and across Europe and Africa, nations are concerned with life issues, shrinking populations, and the disintegration of the natural family.  Here in America, what can our pro-family legislators learn -- positively and negatively -- by studying our colleagues' actions abroad?

Join the editors of The Howard Center's quarterly, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy, on Capitol Hill this Friday, November 15, for a symposium addressing the question: "Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands: What Should America Learn?"  Moderating will be Dr. Allan Carlson, President of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and Editor of The Family in America.  Our featured speakers will be Austin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute; Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Senior Fellow at The Beverly LaHaye Institute, think tank for Concerned Women for America; and Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute.  The symposium will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 562.  The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. To register, call Nicole King at (815) 742-4387 or email nicole@profam.org.

The Family in America is the nation's hardest-hitting journal of family policy research, bold argument, and clear-sighted analysis.  Recent issue themes have included: "Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands" (summer 2013), "You Are What You Eat: Farms, Food Policy & American Families" (spring 2013),  "The 'New' Feminism at 50" (winter 2013), and "An Economy of the Family, by the Family, and for the Family" (fall 2012).

For more information or to subscribe to The Family in America, visit www.familyinamerica.org. To register for this free event, please call Nicole King at (815) 742-4387 or email Nicole@profam.org.

For interview requests contact Larry Jacobs at The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, in Rockford, Illinois, 815-964-5819, larry@worldcongress.org.