U.N. Day of the Family: A Reminder of Civil Society’s Cornerstone

Collette Caprara /

Sunday, May 15, is the 2011 United Nations International Day of Families. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the wide-ranging role that the family plays in the well-being of our society. One important first step would be for the U.N. to recognize the benefits associated with family centered on a married mother and father.

Historically, the U.N. has not been a stalwart champion of the traditional family; too often it undermines parents and promotes radical social policies for children and young adults. The U.N. and its various entities could benefit from noting the impact that an intact family structure has had for children and families in the U.S. (more…)