For the sake of family, for the sake of humanity

Not everyone has had the experience of growing up in a strong and loving family. Even so, many people feel pretty deeply about the subject.

It shows in their tendency to create family groupings wherever and whenever they can. Sometimes a sports team, for example, or office workers at their best take on the feeling of family.

Families can accomplish something that no bureaucracy or government agency can ever achieve. It's a lot more than a cliché to say it is in a family setting that moral and spiritual values are most effectively nurtured. No country can legislate a moral climate that produces a citizenry imbued with honesty, moral courage, self-sacrifice. But the laws of a country can provide families with the room and the right to work toward that end.

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Articles on healing and public policy
May 16, 1988

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