Family policy is an increasingly important focus of research in Europe and other parts of the world affected by low birth rates. The Institute of Advanced Family Studies, established in 2004 at the International University of Catalonia, offers an advanced degree in this area, as well as in parenting skills and character building. This month applications open for people in the English-speaking world for the new academic year.

The institute aims “to offer a solid anthropological foundation on which to build the culture of life in politics, education and family. The more knowledge we have the better we will be able to defend Western culture and civilisation and to help our children to be men and women of character.” Experts involved include Dr Allan Carlson (USA), Andrew Mullins (Australia), Dr Alice Ramos and Dr Paul Vitz (USA). ~ Institute of Advanced Family Studies (IESF), July 1

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Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....