Budapest Family Summit

World Congress of Families XI

Building Family-friendly Nations – Making Families Strong Again!

26 – 27 May 2017.

Venue: Budapest Congress Center

26 May 2017. – Day One

08:00 – 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 10:20
Welcome, Opening I.
  • Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Deputy Mayor for human affairs, Municipality of Budapest
  • Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, Deputy State Secretary for International and EU Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities
  • Larry D. Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families
  • Flag handover
    Levan Vasadze, the director of WCF X in Tbilisi transfers the WCF banner to Minister of State Katalin Novák
  • Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and Primate of Hungary
  • Zoltán Balog, Minister for Human Capacities, Hungary
  • Brian Brown, President, World Congress of Families, USA
  • Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó, President, National Association of Large Families, Hungary
  • Msgr. László Bíró, Bishop for Family Affairs, Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Hungary
  • Bishop Dr. István Bogárdi Szabó, parish president of the Hungarian Reformed Church Synod (TBC)
  • József Steinbach, Bishop, Reformed Church in Hungary
  • Slomo Köves, Executive Rabbi of EMIH Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation
  • Péter Gáncs, Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary  (video message)
  • Rev. Jim Garlow, Pastor, Skyline Church, San Diego, USA
  • Rev. Dmitry Smirnov, Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarchal Commission on the family, Russia
  • Apostle Lawrence Khong, Senior Pastor, Faith Community Baptist Church, Singapore
10:20 – 10:45
Coffee breack
Performance by Zoltán Kiss on violin and Apor Szűts on piano
10:50 – 11:20
Welcome speeches II.
  • Jeff Fortenberry, Representative of the 1st Congressional District of Nebraska, USA
  • Christiana von Habsburg-Lothringen, archduchesse, Austria
  • Alveda C. King, President of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African American Outreach of Priests for Life, USA (video message)
  • Benjamin Harnwell, Director, Dignitatis Humanae Istitute, Italy
11:20 – 12:20
Presentations
  • Allan C. Carlson, John A. Howard Senior Fellow, Editor, and President Emeritus, WCF founder, USA
  • Natalia V. Yakunina, chair of the Board of Trustees, Sanctity of Motherhood Program, Russia
  • Ignacio Arsuaga, HazteOir, CitizenGo, Spain
  • Christine de Marcellus de Vollmer, President, Latin American Alliance for the Family, Venezuela
  • Janine Crouse, Managing Director, IX World congress of Families, board member, International Organisation for the Family, USA
  • Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
12:20 – 13:15
Lunch break
13:15 – 14:15
Section I. Family and Education
Moderator: Péter Farkas, political chief consultant, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary

  • Zoltán Maruzsa, Deputy State Secretary for Public Education, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
  • Louise Kirk, co-ordinator, Alive to the World, UK
  • Lola Velarde, president, Institute for Family Policies, Spain
  • Szymon Grzelak, psychologist, Instytut Profilaktyki Zintegrowanej, Poland
  • Ágnes Hortobágyiné Nagy, Embers Pastoral Center, developer of the Family Life Education Programme, Hungary
  • Christine de Marcellus de Vollmer, President, Latin American Alliance for the Family, Venezuela
13:15 – 14:15
Section II. Natural Family: impact of family on life, health and well-being of family members
Moderator: Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family and Demographic Policy, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary

  • Usman Sarki, UN ambassador, Nigeria
  • Robert Royal, President, Faith and Reason Institute, USA
  • Bev Adair, spokesperson, Family First, New Zealand
  • Birgit Kelle, journalist, Germany
  • Pierre Grenier, lawyer and Pro-Family leader, France
13:15 – 14:15
Section III. How to overcome the crisis threatening our most basic institution, the family?
Moderator: László Márki, President, European Large Families Confederation

  • Allan C. Carlson, John A. Howard Senior Fellow, Editor, and President Emeritus, WCF founder, USA
  • Miklós Soltész, Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affair, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
  • Rivers Teske, founder, Hidden Choices, USA
  • Adina Portaru, legal adviser, ADF International, Belgium
  • Roger Nkodo Dang, President, Pan African Parliament, parliament member, Parliement of Kamerun
13:15 – 14:15
Section IV. Pro-Family Messages for Emerging Leaders
Moderator: Miguel Moreno, Director of International and Government Programs, International Leadership Institute and Caroline Craddock, Campaigns Director, CitizenGo

  • Gudrun Kugler, member of Vienna’s Provincial Parliament, Austria
  • Željka Markić, President, „U ime obitelji”, Croatia
  • Matt Robbins, President, RCI, Inc., USA
  • Robert Baehr, Managing Director, MovieGuide, USA
  • Dawn Hawkins, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, USA
14:15 – 15:15
Section I. The Sanctity and Dignity of Sex and Human Life
Moderátor: Silvio Dalla Valle, Society for the Defense of Christian Values, USA

  • Ilona Ékes, President, ERGO – European Regional Organisation, Hungary
  • Jean-Marie Le Méné, President, Fondation Jérôme Lejeune, France
  • Gábor Mihalec, couple and family therapist, Hungary
  • Alexey Komov, WCF Representative in Russia and CIS
  • Inga Yumasheva, deputy, State Duma, Committee for Families, Women and Children, Russia
14:15 – 15:15
Section II. Building Family Friendly Communities
Moderator: Tünde Fűrész, Ministerial Commissioner, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary

  • Paul Diamond, Christian Legal Center, USA
  • Ing. Thomas Müller, MAS, Head of Family and Youth Section, Land Vorarlberg, Austria
  • Endre Szabó, Honorary President, Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin
  • John Harmer, Lighted Candle Society elnöke, USA
14:15 – 15:15
Section III. Happy Families, Healthy Economy
Moderator: Tibor Héjj, Managing Director, Proactive Management Consulting Ltd., Hungary

  • Andrea Williams, Christian Concern, UK
  • Gilbert Crouse, senior economic adviser, US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), USA
  • Lynn Wardle, Bruce C. Hafen law professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University, USA
  • Patrick Fagan, professor,Catholic University of America, USA
  • Kresimir Planinic, “U ime obitelji”, Croatia
14:15 – 15:15
Section IV. Pro-Family Messages for Emerging Leaders
Moderator: Miguel Moreno, Director of International and Government Programs, International Leadership Institute and Caroline Craddock, Campaigns Director, CitizenGo

  • Ann Kioko, Founder and President, African Organization for Families, Kenya
  • Tinatin Khorbaladze, Georgian Demographic Foundation, Georgia
  • Peter Merse, a European Youth Workshop, Slovenia
  • Nóra Király, Deputy Mayor of Újbuda, founder of the Young Families Club, Hungary
  • Stefana Totorcea, Pro Valori Media, Romania
  • Edit Frivaldszky, President of the Civil Committee, MotherFatherChildren European Civil Initiative, Hungary
15:15 – 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00
Concert by Kara Klein, Christian musician, USA
16:00 – 17:00
Section I. The Sanctity and Dignity of All Human Life from Conception to Natural Death
Moderátor: Anett Olaj-Rabóczky, chief editor, abortusz.hu website, Hungary

  • Lech and Ewa Kowalewska, President, Human Life International Poland
  • Alex Schadenberg, Managing Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, UK
  • Vicki Thorn, Project Rachel, USA
  • Jor El-Godsey, Heartbeat International, USA
  • Olivia Nuñez Orellana, Academic Director of John Paul II Institute for Family and Marriage (Mexico)
16:00 – 17:00
Section II. Family, Population and Demographics
Moderator: Nóra Róbert, expert, Nonprofit Public Benefit Ltd.

  • Don Feder, Demographic Winter. World Congress of Families Coalitions Director, Coordinator of Regional Conferences, USA
  • Steve Smoot, Producer of documentary Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family
  • John Mueller, demographic researcher, Ethics and Public Policy Center, USA
  • Anatoly Antonov, university lecturer, Moscow State Lomonosov State University, Russia
  • Leonids Mucenieks, President, President, Union of Latvian Large Family Associations, Latvia
16:00 – 17:00
Section III. The Importance and Sanctity of Motherhood
  • Natalia V. Yakunina, chair of the Board of Trustees, Santity of Motherhood Program, Russia
  • Gwendolyn Landolt, REAL Women of Canada Toronto Office, Canada
  • Nkechi Asogwa, President, African Cultural Heritage Foundation, Nigeria
  • Shelly Locke, CEO, Power of Mothers, USA
  • Nicholeen Peck, President, Worldwide Organisation for Women
  • Denise Mountenay, President, Silent No More, Canada
16:00-17:00
Section IV. Pro-Family Messages for Emerging Leaders
Moderator: Miguel Moreno, Director of International and Government Programs, International Leadership Institute and Caroline Craddock, Campaigns Director, CitizenGo

  • Vincent Kimosop, Member of Presidency, Association of Christian Expert of Kenya
  • Greg Johnson, Founder, Standing Together, NAE Board Member, USA
  • Fr. Josiah Trenham, Greek Orthodox Church, USA
  • Robert Lopez, Professor, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
  • Sophia Kuby, director of European Union advocacy for ADF International, Germany
17:00 – 17:30
Plenary Summary – “Building Family-Friendly Nations, Making Families Strong Again”
  • Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
  • Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families
  • Patrick F. Fagan, professor and researcher, Catholic University of America
19:30 – 21:00
Cultural evening programme
  • Performance of Csillagszeműek Children’s Dance Ensemble
  • European Premiere: “The Case for Christ” Hollywood movie, Ted Baehr, Robert Baehr, Movie Directors, Producers and Actors and Jonathan Gunn, director, writer, Pureflix, USA

27 May 2017. – Day Two

08:30 – 09:30
Registration
09:30 – 10:30
Plenary I. How is family portrayed in media?
Moderator: Duarte Pio di Braganza, Duke of Braganza, Portugal

  • Ilona Keresztes, radio editor-presenter, Young people in the service of life, Hungary
  • Errol Naidoo, Director, South-African Family Policy Institute, South Africa
  • Jack Hanick, former producer, Fox News, USA
  • Ted Baehr, founder and publisher, MOVIEGUIDE, USA
10:30 – 10:50
Coffee breack
10:50 – 11:50
Plenary II. How to engage young people in Pro-Family Movement
Moderator: Eszter Zaymus, CitizenGo, Hungary

  • Jason Evert, Chastity Project
  • Maria Waszkiewicz, European Youth Workshop, Poland
  • Brigitta Kis, Managing Director, Pure Foundation, Hungary
  • Eleonóra F. Szanyi, Kutatópont Ltd., Senior Analyst, Hungary
  • Caroline Craddock, Campaigns Director, CitizenGo
11:50 – 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00
Section I. Church and Community
Moderator: Lőrinc Nacsa, President, Christian Democratic Union of Youth, Hungary

  • Candy Finch, Assistant Professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
  • Lawrence Khong, Senior Pastor, Faith Community Baptist Church, Singapore
  • Attila Fülöp Deputy State Secretary for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affair, Hungary
  • Gyula Háló, baptist pastor, Pestszentimre, Hungary
  • Magdalena Korzekwa, CitizenGO, Poland
13:00 – 14:00
Section II. Building Family Friendly Countries
Moderator: András Székely, coordinator of the Demographic Round Table, Hungary

  • Bosco Obradovic, President and Member of Parliement, Dveri Party, Serbia
  • Francisco Tatad, journalist, politician, former minister, Philippines
  • Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family and Demographic Policy, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
  • Theresa Okafor, Foundation for African Cultural Heritage, Nigeria
  • Mike Donnelly, global director, HSDLA, USA
  • Olga Epifanova, vice-president, Russian Duma, Russia
13:00 – 14:00
Section III. Family Advocacy at International Institutions
Moderator: Enikő Újvári, program manager, Balance Program, Three Princes, Three Princesses Movement, Hungary

  • Austin Ruse, President, C-Fam
  • Toby Okechukwu, member of parliament, Nigéria
  • Maria Hildingsson, Secretary-General, European Federation of Catholic Family Associations
  • Anna Záborská, Slovakian Member of the European Parliament
  • Sharon Slater, Family Watch International
  • Doug Clark, UN Representative of World Congress of Families, USA
13:00 – 14:00
Section IV. Emerging Leaders Pro-Family Training – How to Win at Networking, Campaigning, Fundraising, and Advocacy
Moderator: Brian Brown, President, World Congress of Families, International Organisation for the Family, National Organisation for Marriage

  • Nemanja Zaric, national co-ordinator, Dveri Party, Serbia
  • Claudio D’Amico, responsible for international relations, Lega Nord, Italy
  • Aketch Akimba, founder and president, Pearls and Treasures Trust, Kenya
  • Sandra Onwuekwe, doctor and entrepreneur
  • Irina Shamolina, Patriarchal Committee for Family, Motherhood and Children Protection, Russian Orthodox Church, Russia
  • Luca Volonte, former member of the Council of Europe, Novae Terrae, Italy
14:00 – 14:30
Coffee break
14:30 – 15:30
Section I. National Movements on Marriage
Moderator: Jaroslaw Szymanski, university lecturer, Universytet Wroclawski, Poland

  • Rodrigo Ivan Cortes, Politician, National Action Party, Mexico
  • Isabel Maria Salazar, Leader, Movimiento 14 millones, Ecuador
  • Mihaela Djorgova, Bulgarian television personality, co-founder and coordinator, Association of Society and Values
  • Balázs and Krisztina Ménesi, Programme leader, Christian Family Movements in Hungary
  • Bogdan Stanciu, Leader, Asociatia Provita Bucuresti
  • John Eastman, professor of constitutional law, chairman of the board of National Organization for Marriage, USA
14:30 – 15:30
Section II. The Importance of Motherhood & Fatherhood
Moderator: László Léder, psychologist, chair of the For Fathers working group, Three Princes, Three Princesses Movement, Hungary

  • Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó, President, National Association of Large Families, Hungary
  • Leonor Tamayo, President, Profesionales por la Ética, Spain
  • Thomas Wykes, President, Springtime of Faith, USA
  • Ewa Kowalewska, Director, Human Life International, Poland
  • Éva Lothringer , sister, Sisters of Social Service, Hungary
  • Imre Bedő, founder, director, Men’s Club Nonprofit Public Benefit Ltd.
14:30 – 15:30
Section III. Communication training to promote Families
Moderator: Frank Schubert, World Congress of Families, International Organisation for the Family, National Organisation for Marriage,USA

  • Don Feder, World Congress of Families Coalitions Director, Coordinator of Regional Conferences, USA
  • William Thorn, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Marquette University, USA
  • Ágnes Tordai, managing director, Prime Time Communications, Three Princes, Three Princesses Movement, Hungary
  • James Kushiner, managing director, The Fellowhip of Saint James, USA
  • Lyle Shelton, general director, Australian Christian Lobby, Australia
14:30 – 15:30
Section IV. Emerging Leaders Pro-Family Training – How to Win at Networking, Campaigning, Fundraising and Advocacy
Moderator: Miguel Moreno, Director of International and Government Programs, International Leadership Institute and Caroline Craddock, Campaigns Director, CitizenGo

  • Keith Mason, Co-founder, Personhood USA
  • Bruce Eberle,general director, Eberle Communications
  • Ignatio Arsuaga, founder, HazteOir, CitizenGo, Spain
  • Rebekah Ali-Gouveia, deputy in the Caribbean Area, World Congress of Families
  • Darian Rafie, ActRight, USA
15:30 – 16:30
Plenary III. Summary
  • Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
  • Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families
  • Allan C. Carlson, John A. Howard Senior Fellow, Editor, and President Emeritus, WCF founder – Budapest Covenant
  • Closing message by Brian Brown President, WCF, IOM and NOM

 

Participants will enjoy cultural segments between the panels.
Child supervision will be provided during the whole event.
We reserve the right to change programmes.
Taking part in programmes is subject to registration.