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Four-day international event expected to have thousands to affirm the natural family as the only fundamental and sustainable unit of society (United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Contact: Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, larry@worldcongress.org; The Howard Center For Family, Religion and Society, 815-964-5819

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 19, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — The World Congress of Families (WCF) released the names of four additional participants who will unite with pro-family advocates from all around the world to celebrate the natural family and participate in the ninth World Congress of Families on October 27-30, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“The addition of these participants not only confirms the prestigious reputation of the World Congress of Families as a premiere global gathering, but also showcases the wide array of natural family advocates throughout the world,” said Janice Shaw Crouse, executive director of WCF IX. “I am very humbled by the amount of support we have received, and our list of confirmed special guests speaks for itself.”

The previous slate of speakers and participants can be viewed on WCF IX’s official website, www.wcf9.org. WCF will be announcing four participants each week throughout the summer.

The names released are the following:

  • Rev. Samuel “Sammy” Rodriguez, Jr., is the current president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, one of the largest Hispanic Christian organizations in the United States, with over 40,000 Latino Evangelical churches as members. As a spokesperson for Hispanic Evangelicals, Rodriguez has been a featured speaker in White House and Congressional meetings on Hispanic–American issues and justice concerns.
  • Miriam Grossman, MD., is a medical doctor with training in pediatrics and in the specialty of child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. Dr. Grossman examines the social norms and trends that permeate the medical profession, and how they affect society, especially women. Her focus is on sex education and reproductive health, including sexually transmitted infections, high-risk behaviors, contraception, fertility, and abortion. She is the author of Unprotected and You’re Teaching My Child What?
  • Ignacio Arsuaga, a social entrepreneur, is President of CitizenGO—a community of active citizens who work together, using online petitions and action alerts as a resource to defend and promote life, family, and liberty—and the President and CEO of HazteOir.org, the largest civic participation website in Spain.
  • Alissa Golob is an activist, blogger, and speaker and former Youth Coordinator for Campaign Life Coalition, Canada’s oldest and largest national pro-life organization. Alissa regularly speaks at conferences and in both public and Catholic elementary and high schools about abortion issues in order to educate young people and raise awareness about the pro-life movement in Canada.

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is the largest gathering of pro-family advocates in the world. WCF IX will seek to provide sound scholarship and effective strategies, and it will mobilize intellectual and advocacy resources to affirm and defend the natural family.

For more information, please visit WCF9.org or follow WCF on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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