Warsaw declaration on the family

Delegates at the fourth World Congress of Families recently held at Warsaw adopted the Warsaw Declaration. Here is an extract:
"The future of humanity passes by way of the family"[3] and "there is no more efficient way for the rebirth of the society than its rebirth through healthy families"[4] that are faithful to their conjugal and parental vocations.

Such families bring to the world today:
  • Faithfulness to the Divine Truth versus relativism;
  • Real love, being the complete and impartial gift of oneself versus hedonism;
  • Faithfulness in love throughout life versus lack of responsibility toward those closest to us;
  • Respect for the life of every human being from conception to natural death versus discrimination against and extermination of the weakest;
  • Joyful responsibility for every child-to-be, versus fear of the child expressed in the contraceptive mentality;
  • A moral community in which young generations can grow versus false ideologies propagating demoralization;
  • And, last but not least, the "springtime" of a civilization of love and life versus "demographic winter."

3 (Familiaris consortio, 86).
4 Speech of the Pope JP II in Szczecin, 11 VI 1987

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