Growing out of discussions held at the recent World Congress of Families in Geneva, Switzerland, In Favor of the Family addresses issues of interest to those who are concerned about the well-being of this fundamental unit of society. A six-part series, In Favor of the Family, explores the importance of the family in our modern society.
Part 1: World Congress of Families II- An Introduction
In 1999 the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the World Family Policy Center convened the World Congress of Families II in Geneva, Switzerland, in an attempt to unite and celebrate families. Part 1 introduces the World Congress and the international context in which it functions.
Part 2: The United Nations
Looks at the interrelationship between the family and the United Nations, noting how the family fits in with various international agendas. The UN's basic functions are also discussed, along with concern for the well-being of the family, given the direction the United Nations is taking in matters that will have real impact on families around the world.
Part 3: The Population Crisis
Explores the issue many refer to as the population crisis. But the crisis we're referring to may not be the one that immediately comes to mind.
Part 4: The Family and Government
Looks at the complex and dynamic relationship that exists between the family and government. In particular, Part 4 focuses on the heated debate over the extent to which the family or government is responsible for creating and repairing the ills of society.
Part 5: Children's Rights
Explores the rights of children. What rights are they entitled to? What rights should be reserved for parents? What is the interaction between each others' interests? And why is sex education for youth linked to children's rights?
Part 6: Motherhood and Fatherhood
The final episode in this series explores the significance of motherhood and fatherhood. Why are both a mother and a father, joined in marriage, so important to society? Why is this fundamental union under attack?
Elizabeth Hansen introduces topics and interviewees.