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World meet pledges to protect Christian families
Published Date: September 16, 2010
An international meeting supporting Christian families concluded in Goa with a resolution to fight initiatives that promote alternative models to Christian marriages.

The resolution came at the conclusion of the XI World Assembly of Families and the XV General Assembly of International Confederation of Christian Family Movements (ICCM). An estimated 150 delegates attended from Africa, North and South America and Europe apart from Asian nations.

The conference Sept. 10-14 also expressed concerns over increased efforts at eliminating the concept of Christian marriage. The meeting held in the state capital of Panaji discussed the challenges to the family in the emerging global reality.

The meeting vowed to protect Christian marriages worldwide at political and social levels, apart from protecting the right to live.

The conclave declared that though the Christian family Movement was in the formation stage for many years, it is now accepted by church authorities in several nations.

The meeting featured presentations on emerging trends in the Sacrament of Matrimony in Europe and Latin America, as well as reports from Asia.

Reports from Sri Lanka said the Christian Family Movement’s “biggest achievement” was the abolition of a proposed bill initiated by a Catholic minister, which sought to legalize abortion.

Father Sunil Gunanardana, director of Family Apostolate in Sri Lanka, said mixed marriages with Muslims and Buddhists continue to challenge Christians as their children are not baptized.

Meanwhile, in Singapore, the marriage rate is declining despite government incentives due to social issues and the high cost of living, the report added.

In Thailand, Catholic-Buddhist couples attend Mass together and some of these couples are the church’s biggest donors.

On the other hand, The Philippines group claimed that their biggest achievement was collaborating with national movements to ensure fair elections.

Gary and Kay Aitchison from United States were elected as the new ICCM presidential couple for the next three years. The next ICCM general assembly is scheduled in 2013 in Columbia.

Source: ucanews.com

 
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