FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

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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Press Release | 15 May 2015 - International Day of Families - The Family at the centre of the Common Good

Brussels, 15 May 2015

 

Friday 15 May is the International Day of Families, proclaimed for the first time by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. A year ago, a few days ahead of the European Elections, we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels and we underlined that “This anniversary is also an excellent occasion to recall that families that are the foundation and the future of Society need to be supported, promoted and protected in Europe and across the world”.

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