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World Congress of Families’ 10 Best and Worst Developments for the Family in 2010

In the January issue of its newsletter, World Congress of Families News, the international family-values group published its list of “The 10 Best and Worst Developments for The Family in 2010.”

The 10 Best Developments are:

01. The U.S. elects a pro-family House of Representatives
02. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev begins discussion of his nation’s demographic crisis
03. California voters reject marijuana legalization
04. Canadians refuse to legalize euthanasia
05. Spain holds huge pro-life rallies challenging expansion of abortion
06. U.K. plans to block children’s access to Internet porn
07. Developing nation reject E.U. “sexual orientation” mandate
08. Regarding abortion, Europe preserves right of conscience for medical professionals
09. Hungary’s new government considers pro-life/pro-marriage constitution and
10. U.N. members reject special rapporteur’s recommendations on sexuality education.

Here are The 10 Worst Developments for the Family:

01. Ontario court tries to legalize prostitution in Canada
02. Mexico City institutes same-sex marriage
03. New Kenyan Constitution undermines right to life
04. Ted Turner calls for worldwide one-child policy
05. Hollywood is sexualizing teen girls
06. In U.S., high levels of out-of-wedlock birth among less educated
07. Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
08. Planned Parenthood says abortion and contraception are economic stimulus
09. Growing anti-Christian bigotry in Europe and
10. EU tries for stealth recognition of same-sex marriage.

Click here for the complete list and explanations of why these particular developments or trends were chosen.

WCF Managing Director Larry Jacobs observed: “Anyone can draw up a list of 10 best or worse trends. Ours is validated by the Congress’s experience and expertise. We’ve been dealing with family issues internationally for the past 14 years. Last year, World Congress of Families was directly involved in fighting same-sex marriage in Mexico City, legalization of marijuana in California and Kenya’s pro-abortion Constitution.”

For more information about the Congress, go to http://www.worldcongress.org.

Sept. 22 See You at the Pole™ Student-led Prayer at School—20th Anniversary Year

“REVEAL” (Matthew 6:9-13) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2010, the Annual Global Day of Student Prayer. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, at schools across the United States and in other countries.

Many Other nations have launched SYATP movements with their own promotional efforts, including Australia (where it was observed in 2010 on May 20) and Canada (on the same date as U.S.).

This is the 20th anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, in 1990. SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools, and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries.

Everything necessary for students to plan and promote a successful SYATP is available free at www.syatp.com. Additional promotional resources can be ordered online or by calling (817) HIS-PLAN (447-7526) between 9-5 (Central Time), Monday-Friday. Brochures, a promotional DVD, and posters are some of the materials available for 2010.

The San Diego-based National Network of Youth Ministries coordinates SYATP promotion. Paul Fleischmann, president of the Network, commented: “For 20 years, we have seen this day serve as a springboard for unity for teenagers on their secondary and college campuses. See You at the Pole unites students in prayer at the beginning of the school year. Challenging youth to take leadership on their campus is always a good idea. Every year, it offers a fresh challenge for them to minister to their friends.”

Xenia public and school officials, businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, citizens, and visitors could use some fervent prayer of its youth. Let’s God see and hears many of them at the pole.