Not long now until the start of the Moscow Demographic Summit
organised by the World Congress of Families. The congress begins at 9am Wednesday June 29 (Moscow time) and runs for two
days. Looking at the schedule those two days look to be very busy for the delegates and participants!

Interesting topics include:

  • Causes of family breakdown and responses: abortions, drugs, alcoholism, etc. in Russia/CIS, in the West and in developing countries;
  • Institutional crisis of the natural family and marriage.; (I wonder how much this news will be mentioned during this session?)
  • Depopulation or overpopulation? 
  • The importance of marriage, family and children.

In a world where individual freedom to
do whatever feels good is the paramount virtue, this summit will
hopefully offer a counter-voice — a voice
that reaffirms the importance of the family unit for not only individuals but
also for society as a whole; a voice that argues that human beings are not simply
another polluting mouth to feed, but infinitely more.   

Marcus Roberts is a Senior Researcher at the Maxim Institute in Auckland, New Zealand, and was co-editor of the former MercatorNet blog, Demography is Destiny. Marcus has a background in the law, both...