From 2-4 July 2018, ICOLF co-organized an International Conference at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, in Warsaw, Poland together with the
Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University,
President of the Personal Data Protection Office,
and the University of Warsaw. The Conference, also under the Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, was held on the occasion of the 70thAnniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th Anniversary of the Ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Republic of Poland. It considered the topic of “Human Rights: Evaluation and Future Direction.”
ICOLF Director of MENA, Geoffrey Strickland, as well as Professors Jane Adolphe and Kevin Govern, were featured speakers at the Expert Meeting on relevant issues concerning the preparation of the Global Compacts on Migrants and Refugees within the United Nations System, kindly organized by Msgr. Piotr Mazurkiewicz at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, December 3rd – 4th.
Later at the same conference, Professor Adolphe spoke to Issues Concerning The Human Rights of Migrants Approach Per Se.
In February 2016, an International Expert Group Meeting of the International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family was held at Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida to discuss “The persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa: Reflections on certain Legal Strategies thru the Prism of Religious Freedom. Acts of the proceedings were published: Ron J. Rychlak and Jane F. Adolphe, eds. The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition and Prosecution (Angelico Press: 2017).
In February 2015, an International Expert Group Meeting of the International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family was held at Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida to discuss Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Controversies, (Publication of the Acts of the proceedings are forthcoming).
The Mass Implementation of International Sex Education Guidelines
This article by Michael Acquilano discusses the fundamental differences between the UN’s mass implementation of sex education and the vision of the Catholic Church regarding an education in human love. The liberal agenda of the UN contrasts sharply with the person and family centered approach of the Catholic Church to teaching about human love. Whereas for the UN, sex education is oriented to genital stimulation, for the Catholic Church, it is oriented to the mature development of the human person. Acquilano shows that true comprehensive and wholistic sex education only occurs within the Catholic Church’s approach to educating about human love within the context of the family. The liberal, progressive approach of the UN is reductionist and harmful to children.