FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

A new European Citizens' Initiative in favour of Marriage and Family

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On 11 December the European Commission gave its green light to start a new European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) in favour of marriage and family called Mum, Dad & Kids. The initiative asks the European Commission to respect the principle of subsidiarity as regards EU Member States' own definitions of marriage and family. It also asks the European Commission to introduce a horizontally applicable regulation that defines the meaning of marriage and family for EU law, when needed, as follows: marriage is a union between a man and a woman, and family is based on marriage and/or descent.

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FAFCE crosses the Atlantic

Clouds over the Atlantic - Apr 2013In September and October FAFCE was present at three events across the Atlantic : the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, USA, a Congress for a Culture of Life and Family in Bogotá, Colombia, and the World Congress of Families, in Salt Lake City, USA.

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FAFCE received EU Family Values Award!

From left to right Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Church Young Women General President, Antoine Renard, President of FAFCE - Federation of Catholic Family Association and recipient of the 2015 EU Family Values Award, Elder Patrick Kearon, Europe Area President, Maria Hildingsson and Sister Linda K. Burton, Church Relief Society General President © 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

At a celebration held in Brussels on 19 October 2015, the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) received the EU Family Values Award by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Family and Global Development : a clash of conceptions on human rights

Flags at the UN building, Geneva (Yann)At the twenty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council of the UN that took place in Geneva between 15 June and 3 July, a resolution on the "Protection of the Family" (A/HRC/29/L.25) was adopted (29 votes in favour, 14 against and 4 abstentions). The full title of this important and encouraging Resolution is: "Protection of the family: The contribution of the family to the realization of the right to adequate standard of living for its members, particularly through its role in poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development".

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Press Release | Irish Referendum On The Redefinition Of Marriage

Strasbourg, 20 May 2015

 

 

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Friday 22 May the Irish people is called to vote in a referendum on a possible amendment of the Constitution, which if adopted would redefine marriage from a legal point of view. If the constitutional amendment passes, the nature of civil marriage would profoundly change, as it would be possible to contract it by two persons without distinction as regards their sex.

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