WYA Speaks at the WCF VI


The World Youth Alliance (WYA) participated in the 6th WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES in Madrid, Spain. It was held at the Palace of Congresses last 25- 27 May 2012. We are very happy to share with you that our very own Director of Advocacy, Juan Ignacio Fernandez Torres (or simply Nacho to his friends), had the privilege of delivering a very wonderful speech!

He shared with the crowd how he, as a young person, was in search of what it means to be truly human. As an incessant student of life, he was continuously trying to find answers through his discourses with other people. He was a law student at Fordham University in New York City when he came across World Youth Alliance and personally met its founder Anna Halpine. From the Track A training of WYA he discovered the beautiful writings of authors such as Vaclav Havel, Joseph Pieper, and Gandhi and learned what it truly means to be a “citizen of the world”. He affirmed appreciation of the Pro-Life and Pro-Family primarily because of their work that is congruent to what it means to be truly human.

Watch the video to listen to it in Spanish.

Click here for the full version of the speech in English.        


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The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948).
The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois.
To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007). The World Congress of Families V was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 10-12, 2009. To go to their website, click here: http://congresomundial.es/en/.
**As young citizens of the world, what do you think are the greatest challenges and opportunities of our generation?