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July 2016 - The Independent Global Index on Family 2016 has been published. The Index is a study elaborated by Fondazione Novae Terrae in collaboration with Centro di Ateneo di Studi e Ricerche sulla Famiglia dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.

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The gender initiatives conducted in many schools have led to many questions among teachers and parents. With the goal to offer a tool aimed to clarify these urgent questions, in June 2014 Diesse-Lombardia organised several seminars on the topic “Man-Woman or GLBTQ”. The documents and speeches are divided in 4 important themes: clarifications on gender cultural challenges, the experiences in schools, concrete proposals for schools and parents' joint responsibility for children's education.

Diesse Lombardia, 2015
Available in Italian only.
Sherfi Girgis
Ryan T. Anderson
Robert P. George

Until a few years ago, societies considered marriage as a marital partnership, the union between a man and a woman. What is marriage: Man and Woman: a Defense identifies and defends the reasons of this historic thought and shows how the redefinition of civil marriage is not only unnecessary, but also unreasonable and contrary to the common good.

Originally published aunder the title What is Marriage? Man and Woman: a Defence
Italian edition, Vita e Pensiero, 2015
Available in Italian only
When in 2009 Abby Johnson quit as director of a Planned Parenthood's clinic conducting abortions in Texas, her case became famous.
A lot of newspapers and TV channels wanted to know her story.
In this book, she describes her dramatic conversion from abortion supporter to Christian activist defending life.

Originally published in the U.S.A. under the title Unplanned, by Abby Johnson
Italian edition 2014, Rubbettino Editore

Available in Italian only
A research conducted by the Novae Terrae Foundation in collaboration with the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe (OIDACE)

Since 2014, the Novae Terrae Foundation has been tightly collaborating with the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe (OIDACE), an agency based in Vienna which constantly gather data and researches on discrimination against Christians in Europe.

What is it?

This collaboration is aimed to elaborate in the next years several reports specifically describing the problems regarding the freedom to express personal belief; Christians are not the only ones who have been progressively deprived of this right in every sphere of public life.

What does it evaluate?

A research conducted by the Novae Terrae Foundation in collaboration with the Organization International pour la Libertè Educative (OIDEL)

Since 2013 the Novae Terrae Foundation has been collaborating with OIDEL, a NGO recognised by UN, Council of Europe and Unesco, in order to elaborate a Global Independent Index on Freedom of Education (including rights of parents); the publication is expected for October 2015 and the presentation will take place in the UN headquarters in Geneva.
In September 2014 the Novae Terrae Foundation and the OIDEL created a permanent group of international experts (Socrates Group), who periodically gather to analyse the problems and good practices regarding freedom of education and the protection of parents' rights of education in different countries all around the world.

What is it?

Starting from the prevision of art. 13 of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (Freedom of Education), the Global Index on Freedom of Education will include a set of data on international scale analysing the protection and the promotion of this fundamental human right, as well as policies in support of freedom of education in the national context and in other countries.

What does it evaluate?

A research conducted by the Novae Terrae Foundation in collaboration with the Catholic University of Milan

In December 2014 the Novae Terrae Foundation started a convention with the Catholic University in Milan aimed to elaborate an Independent Global Index on Family; the publication is expected for February 2016. We use data found through web searching and the help of people and international organisations collaborating with the Foundation in a relationship based on work, trust and friendship all around the world.

What is it?

The analysis is based on a clear definition of “family”: the stable relationship of a heterosexual couple founded on marriage and oriented to procreation and gratuitousness, as well as reciprocity between sexes and generations.

This study has two main goals:
•    to analyse structural features of family on an international level, in order to identify the orientation towards family relation;
•    to understand how this relation is supported through adequate measures/resources.

What does it evaluate?


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